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DH notified of recall of specific lots of 1-Day Acuvue contact lenses
     The Department of Health (DH) today (September 9) received notification from manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc on its voluntary recall of specific lots of 1-Day Acuvue Moist Brand Contact Lenses for Astigmatism.

     According to the information provided by the manufacturer, the recall was initiated as a limited number of reports of foreign matter affecting some lots of contact lenses were received. The manufacturer has identified the following lots affecting various markets, of which two lots were imported to Hong Kong. The affected lots are:
Product Description Master lot number Affected lots in
various markets
Affected lots in
Hong Kong
1-Day Acuvue Moist Brand Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
[Base Curve: 8.5; Power: -6.00D; Cylinder: -0.75D; Axis: 180]
395749 3957490101 to 3957490112 3957490106 &
395750 3957500101 to 3957500112 Nil
395751 3957510101 to 3957510105 Nil
     According to the manufacturer, approximately 100 affected boxes of contact lens have been distributed to the local market and no serious adverse events have been reported so far. They have also identified the cause and have taken corrective action.

     "Members of the public are advised to check the lot number on the contact lens packaging as well as on the label of each contact lens against the affected lot numbers in the table above," a spokesman of the DH said.

     If they are using the affected lots, they should discontinue using the products immediately and contact the hotline set up by the manufacturer (2588 1100) for enquiries and follow up during 9am to 7pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm on weekends and public holidays.

     "So far, the DH has not received any reports of adverse incidents related to the affected contact lens in Hong Kong," the spokesman said.

     "Those who have used the said products and are feeling unwell or are in doubt should consult their healthcare professionals for advice as soon as possible," the spokesman added.
Ends/Monday, September 9, 2019
Issued at HKT 19:45
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