June 11, 2001Pierre Fabre Physicians Formula
Eye Makeup Remover Lotion Recalled
DC (SafetyAlerts) - The FDA is
warning consumers not to purchase or use Pierre Fabre Physicians Formula Eye Makeup
Remover Lotion because it may be contaminated with Pseudomonas fluorescens and/or
Pseudomonas putida, bacteria that can cause severe, sight-threatening infections of the
cornea. The manufacturer, Physicians Formula Cosmetics of Azusa, California, a subsidiary
of Pierre Fabre, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 16,300 bottles of the product.
This product was distributed nationwide through retail stores, pharmacies, and
supermarkets from March 14 though May 28, 2001.
This product is sold in 2 oz. bottles with #698 the on the back of the label and batch
numbers #0821 or #0601 imprinted on the bottom of the bottle. No injuries or adverse
events have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the company which revealed that
the finished products contained the bacteria.
Consumers who have used this product should contact their physician if they experience any
problems with their eyes. Individuals who have purchased Physicians Formula Eye Makeup
Remover Lotion are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-227-0333.
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