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Major Pharmaceuticals Eyewash Voluntary Recall


On March 8, 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of eye wash manufactured by Major Pharmaceuticals. This recall was issued because of possible contamination which could lead to sight-threatening infection.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

A complete list of the affected lots is provided here:

To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number is on the manufacturer’s box and on the manufacturer’s label on the bottle. If your product is not from one of the affected lots, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from one of these affected lots, please contact your place of purchase for further instructions.

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product or if you do not know if you used affected product or not. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response:

Please note: This product is not carried by the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacies.

If you are currently using Major Eye Wash and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Major Pharmaceuticals toll-free at 1-800-616-2471 or visit

You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888‑463-6332) or visit

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