Manufacturer recalls EzriCare eyedrops after CDC issues warning over possible bacterial contamination
Global Pharma Healthcare, based in India, has recalled its artificial tears lubricant eye drops, marketed under the brand name EzriCare, due to possible contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a type of antibiotic-resistant bacterium.
The recall followed a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after at least 55 cases of bacterial infection were reported. So far, the infections have resulted in five cases of vision loss and one death and have been linked to the use of the product in 12 states across the U.S. EzriCare has stated that the company was not involved in the product’s formulation, packaging, or manufacturing and only designed the label and marketed it.
In collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration and state and local health officials, the CDC is currently investigating the outbreak and testing to determine if the contamination came from the manufacturing process or when consumers opened the bottles.
If you have used the EzriCare eye drops and are experiencing symptoms such as eye discharge, pain, discomfort, redness, foreign body sensation, sensitivity to light, or blurry vision, seek medical attention immediately.
If you developed a bacterial infection and believe that EzriCare eye drops caused it, contact an experienced product defect attorney at The Benton Law Firm for a 100% free and confidential case evaluation. We could help you hold the manufacturer or another responsible party accountable for the harm you’ve suffered and losses you’ve incurred. Help is just a phone call or a click away. Call us or contact us online now.