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Aug 1, 2000

Artificial Tears, Polyvinyl Alcohol 1.4% Recalled by Optopics Laboratories

Fairton, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Optopics Laboratories is conducting a recall of Artificial Tears, Polyvinyl Alcohol 1.4% because there is a lack of assurance of sterility.

Artificial Tears, Polyvinyl Alcohol 1.4%, in 1-fluid ounce bottles, OTC ophthalmic solution, under the following labels: Optopics, Rite Aid, Eckerd, and Nex.

Recall #D-440-0.  Class II

Lot #8I101 EXP 9/01.

Miza Pharmaceuticals, Inc., doing business as Optopics Laboratories, Fairton, New Jersey.

Manufacturer, by letter on April 14, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

Oregon, Alabama, West Virginia, New York, California, Utah, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan.

19,755 bottles were distributed.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 1, 2000.

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