By Martin Burns
Johnson & Johnson has announced that its contact lenses recall has been expanded to include 24 countries.
Initially, the contact lens manufacturer had recalled approximately 100,000 boxes of its 1-Day Acuvue TruEye which had gone on sale in Japan following reports of irritation among some users.
The organisation had described it as "an isolated issue in one portion of the lens rinsing process on a particular manufacturing line affecting a limited number of lots", with products made in Ireland believed to be at the centre of the problem.
However, the recall of the 1-Day Acuvue TruEye has now been extended to countries including Australia, Singapore, Germany, France, Russia and the UK, though products distributed in the US have not yet been affected.
In July, contact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb revealed it is recalling its ReNu Multi-Purpose Solution and ReNu MultiPlus Multi-Purpose Solution in Europe and the Middle East as a precautionary measure.
by Adrian Galbreth