Bausch & Lomb, makers of ReNu MultiPlus contact lens cleaner, is voluntarily pulling about 1.5 million bottles of the cleaning solution off the shelves. About 1 million bottles of the popular brand were distributed in the U.S. with another 500,000 in Canada, Korea, Taiwan and Latin American. The company has notified the FDA and regulators in the other affected countries as well.
Remember last spring, they pulled their ReNu with MoisterLoc contact lens solution off shelves because that solution was causing eye infections that could result in temporary blindness? YIKES!!! They told everyone to switch to ReNu MultiPlus, and now that product is being recalled. Geez. Bausch & Lomb assures that this ReNu recall has nothing to do with the 1st recall.
The reason for this limited voluntary recall is three customers in Rochester, NY reported discolored solution. Bausch & Lomb determined that the discoloration was caused by trace amounts of iron found in the solution.
The good news? No one was harmed by the iron found in some of the bottles. The only problem is the contaminated bottles may lose effectiveness earlier than usual.
What is up with Bausch & Lomb? They used to make great contact lens solution, and now I have completely lost my trust in them forever. I switched to Alcon's Opti-Free Replenish last Spring with the first recall. It leaves my contact lenses feeling clean and moisturized, plus this solution has never been recalled (knock on wood).