CooperVision, one of the country’s biggest eye product providers, recently announced its second recall in about two months time. The latest was for approximately 600,000 of their Avaira Toric model lenses after widespread reports were received by users of blurred vision and eye trauma, including torn corneas. More than 7,000 retailers sell the eye products.
In an ongoing dialogue, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has commented on the need for CooperVision to expand and accelerate their efforts in alerting consumers about the dangerous product. The agency told the Associated Press it would take additional public communication measures on the issue if the Pleasanton, CA, company did not resolve its concerns.
The defect in the recalled lens lies in a substance unintentionally left on the lens during a flaw in manufacturing. Accounts of blurred vision and eye trauma have surfaced since the recall announcement. Consumers and bloggers have been vocal on the topic, stating that Coopervision was negligent in the recall and even played down the hazard, thus endangering users on an immense and ongoing scale.
The FDA stated that over 8 million contact lenses were tainted by the flaw which is the full international scope of the recall, although 600,000 made their way to the market in the United States. In the U.S., the lenses were sold at mega retailers like Costco, Wal Mart, and LensCrafters. If you believe you’ve been injured by faulty contact lenses due to poor manufacturing processes, contact the Georgia product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Wayne Grant. Call 866-249-5513 to speak with an attorney about your case today.