St. Louis, January 4, 2011 - In response to voluntary product recalls by Bausch + Lomb, Dierbergs Markets has removed the following eye drop product from its shelves due to not meeting the manufacturer's product specifications:
Soothe® Xtra Hydration (XH) Eye Drops, .5 oz
LOTS: GF0157, GJ0023 and GK0044
Bausch + Lomb initiated this recall based on a small number of consumer reports citing the presence of possible foreign matter in the tip of the bottles. Initial testing on opened, partially-used product has identified the particles as mold. There have been no adverse events reported for this product in connection to mold; however, Bausch + Lomb is currently conducting an ongoing investigation.
Customers may return the affected product to any Dierbergs for a full refund.
Consumers with general questions or concerns may also contact the Soothe® Xtra Hydration (XH) Recall Hotline at 1-877-907-9964 or the Bausch + Lomb customer service center at 1-800-553-5340. The customer service line is open to consumers 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.