WOW, this is not good: Bausch suspends lens solution, faces lawsuit


Bausch & Lomb looks to be in some hot water as they pulled contact lens solution from major U.S. retailers’ shelves on Thursday. A lawsuit was filed charging that it failed to disclose the product’s link to serious eye infections among users in Asia.

A Bausch & Lomb spokeswoman said she had not seen the proposed class-action lawsuit and could not comment.

Sears Holdings Corp. said it pulled ReNu with MoistureLoc from its Kmart and Sears stores, joining Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Walgreen Co. and other retailers in clearing the lens solution from their shelves.

Bausch & Lomb asked stores to temporarily remove the solution three days after it stopped shipments. It said it would run newspaper ads warning consumers not to use the solution.

The company was sued in federal court in New York for allegedly failing to disclose problems with ReNu after it became aware that users in Asia had contracted fungal infections.
(AP via Yahoo News)

Posted April 13, 2006 by
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