Company Announcement

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced on July 5 that it is voluntarily recalling the Over-the-Counter (OTC) drug products and lots, within expiry, sold at Wal-Mart and Walgreens. As a precautionary measure, Altaire is initiating the recall due to management concerns regarding the sufficiency of Quality Assurance controls over critical systems in the manufacturing facility. This recall is being carried out to the retail level and is only for the specific lots listed above. No other lots are being recalled.

Administration of a non-sterile product intended to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life threatening infections or death. To date, Altaire has received no reports of adverse events, nor has Altaire obtained any out of specifications results including Sterility testing, for the products.


From Walmart:

  • Equate Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Twin Pack
  • Equate Eye Allergy Relief Drops
  • Equate Sterile Lubricant Stye Ointment
  • Equate Comfort Gel Lubricant Eye Gel Twin Pack
  • Equate Restore PM Nighttime Lubricant Eye Ointment
  • Equate Night & Day Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Pack
  • Equate Support Advanced Twin Pack
  • Equate Support Advanced Lubricating Eye Drops Dose Preservative Free
  • Equate Support Advanced Lubricant Gel Drops Multi Dose Preservative Free
  • Equate Support Moisture Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Support Harmony Lubricant Eye Drops

From Walgreens:

  • Lubricant Eye Drops Moisturizing Twin Pack Walgreens
  • Sodium Chloride Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Ointment Walgreens
  • Sodium Chloride Ophthalmic Solution, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Drops Walgreens
  • Lubricant Eye Ointment PF Soothing Walgreens

Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc., by calling 1-800-258-2471, or click on the Walmart or Walgreens for complete details.

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