Allergan Australia Pty Ltd—Ircal and Refresh Night Time Eye Ointments

PRA number

2015/14934

Published date

Product description

Ircal and Refresh Night Time Eye Ointments
Allergan
Identifying features
Ircal 2 x 3.5 g ointment 86908 (expiry date 12/17) Refresh Night Time 1 x 3.5 g ointment 85422 (expiry date 06/17) 86516 (expiry date 09/17) 87052 (expiry date 11/17) 87437 (expiry date 02/18) Refresh Night Time 2 x 3.5 g ointment 84683 (expiry date 04/17) 85422 (expiry date 06/17) 85432 (expiry date 06/17) 86514 (expiry date 09/17) 86934 (expiry date 12/17).

Other identifying numbers

Ircal 2 x 3.5 g ointment 86908 (expiry date 12/17)

Refresh Night Time 1 x 3.5 g ointment 85422 (expiry date 06/17)
86516 (expiry date 09/17)
87052 (expiry date 11/17)
87437 (expiry date 02/18)

Refresh Night Time 2 x 3.5 g ointment 84683 (expiry date 04/17)
85422 (expiry date 06/17)
85432 (expiry date 06/17)
86514 (expiry date 09/17)
86934 (expiry date 12/17).

What are the defects?

Small particles of black plastic may be ground off the lids of some ointment tubes when opening, with the potential for these particles to be introduced into the ointment.

What are the hazards?

If these particles were to be introduced into the eye there is the potential for discomfort, irritation, pain, swelling or abrasion.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement.

Supplier

Allergan Australia Pty Ltd

Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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