Your eyes are among your most important organs–after all, you’re using them to read this very article. They are also among your most vulnerable body organs. It’s frightening, then, to think of the damage that contaminated eye drops might do to your eyes. Worst-case scenarios include infections leading to blindness and even death. 

Recent Recalls

Since January 2023, the following eyedrop recalls were initiated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other sources:

  • Addipak: In January 2024, lot 3BO85 of Addipak 5ml eye drops was recalled.
  • Copycat redness relief eye drops (South Moon, Rebright, FivFivGo): In January 2024, the FDA warned against the use of these eye drops.
  • Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Eye Ointment was recalled in early 2023 due to potential contamination.
  • EzriCare Artificial Tears and Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears were recalled in 2023 due to potential contamination. Even more disturbingly, these particular recalls were linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections.
  • Various eye drops manufactured by Global Pharma Healthcare were recalled in 2023 due to substandard manufacturing processes and potential contamination.
  • Kilitch Healthcare India Limited: In November 2023, Kilitch Healthcare India Limited recalled various eye drops due to potential contamination and unsanitary manufacturing conditions.

These are not the only eye drop recalls issued in 2023 and 2024. Over two dozen more eye drops were recalled in late 2023.

How To Check for an FDA Recall

To check for FDA recalls, visit the Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts section of the US FDA website. In the search box, search for “eyedrops” or for the specific brand and type of eyedrops you’ve been using.

Checking for Recalls From Other Authorities

The FDA is not the only organization that has the authority to issue recalls. Check the following sources as well:

Manufacturer’s Websites

Find the website of the company that makes your eye drops. and look for a “Recalls” or “Safety Information” section.

Retailers and Pharmacies

Contact the retailer or pharmacy where you bought the eye drops. You can also check their website for any recall announcements.

News Outlets

Periodically check the internet for information about product recalls.

How Product Liability Claims Work

Obviously, it’s better to avoid an injury in the first place than file a lawsuit after you suffer one. In case you suffer an injury that you believe may have been caused by a defective product, however, you need to know how product liability claims work–especially strict product liability claims. 

If you suffer injury due to a defective product, such as contaminated eye drops, you might be able to file a product liability claim based on negligence or strict liability. For strict liability claims (which covers many, if not most product liability claims), you can sue any party in the product’s distribution chain, regardless of fault. 

In other words, you can sue Walgreens for a manufacturing defect even if Walgreens did not manufacture the product. It would then be up to Walgreens to seek contribution by suing the manufacturer.

Instead of proving fault, you must prove that the product contained a manufacturing, design, or labeling defect. You might need an expert witness to establish the existence of the defect or its link to your injury or sickness. You might end up resolving your claim through negotiation rather than litigation. However, sometimes, filing a lawsuit is best.

Contact a Clearwater Product Liability Lawyer if You Think You Might Have a Product Liability Claim

If you suffered an injury to your eyes or to your body in general (due to an infection) because of contaminated eye drops, you might have a personal injury claim. 

Contact a Clearwater personal injury lawyer to determine if your claim is viable and how much it might be worth. Remember: your attorney’s fees will be zero if you don’t win compensation.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Case Review

For more information, please contact the legal team of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Clearwater. We have four convenient locations in Florida: Clearwater, New Port Richey, and Tampa.

We serve throughout Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, and its surrounding areas:

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Clearwater Office
1811 N. Belcher Road, Suite I-1
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 787-2500

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Congress Ave Office
2360 Congress Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 591-5610

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Tampa Office
6601 Memorial Hwy Suite 202
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 686-7588

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – New Port Richey Office
2515 Seven Springs Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL, 34655
(727) 815-8442