Bausch & Lomb Recalls Second Contact Lens Solution

Bausch & Lomb , which has been struggling to recover from a sweeping recall of its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, said on Tuesday it had initiated a recall of certain lots of its ReNu MultiPlus contact lens solution.

The solution was made at the company's plant in Greenville, South Carolina. Bausch said the solution contained an elevated level of trace iron, which may result in discoloration of the solution in some bottles and shorten the shelf life of the product.

The company said it had received no reports of serious problems associated with the affected product. It believes virtually all of the affected product, manufactured about a year ago, has already been used by consumers.

Bausch & Lomb said the recall involved 12 lots of the product. About 1 million bottles of solution from nine of the 12 lots were originally distributed in the U.S.

Product from the 12 affected lots was also distributed in Canada, Latin America, Korea and Taiwan, where it is also being recalled.

Bausch said it had notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of its recall.

The company advises consumers to discard any lens care solution that appears to be discolored. The recalled lots all carry the expiration date "2008 - 03" on the bottle.

The company said it did not expect the costs associated with the recall to have a significant impact on its financial results.