November 10, 1999LifeStyle MV2 Contact
Lenses Recalled Because of Undeclared Allergen
Morganville, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The LifeStyle Company
today announced the recall of some of their "LifeStyle MV2" contact lenses
because the label does not declare the preservative of scorbic acid.
Scorbic acid is a common preservative
used in contact lenses which could cause eye irritation in individuals who are allergic or
have a sensitivity to the additive.
According to Michael O'Brian, a
spokesperson for the company, the recalled lenses were purchased from an outside
manufacturer who included the scorbic acid without the knowledge of The LifeStyle Company.
"The LifeStyle MV2 does not
normally include scorbic acid and new lenses will not contain this substance,"
The recalled MV2 lenses were
distributed worldwide in blister packages to eye care professionals. There are no
markings that consumers can use to identify the product.
Consumers with a allergy to scorbic
acid should call there eye care professional to see if their contact lenses have been
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