On October 14, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) upgraded the Avaira Toric contact lens recall to a class I recall. A Class I recall refers to the reasonable probability that a product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death, according to the FDA. In August 2011, CooperVision recalled about 778,301 lenses that were found to have silicone oil residue that led to adverse side effects. The latest expansion of the recall now includes more than five million contact lenses.
The Avaira Toric contact lens recall affects millions of contact lens users. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from CooperVision’s Avaira Toric Soft Contact Lens, contact our defective product lawyers as soon as possible.
AVAIRA Toric contacts are single-use, disposable contact lenses used to treat both near or far-sightedness in people with astigmatisms. They are predominantly sold in Wal-Mart, Costco and Lenscrafters.
In August, CooperVision began a “quiet” recall of the AVAIRA Toric contacts. Eye care professionals and retailers were informed of the recall, but many consumers only found out about the recall after they were injured and sought medical attention.
Consumers of the defective AVAIRA Toric Soft contact lenses have experienced the following side effects:
- Hazy or blurry vision
- Discomfort to the eye
- Torn corneas
- Corneal abrasion
If you have been using AVAIRA Toric contact lenses and have experienced any of these symptoms, stop using the contacts immediately and contact our attorneys to see if you have a claim.
Avaira Toric Soft Contact Lens Recall Lawsuit
At Gordon & Doner, we feel that manufacturers of defective products should be held accountable when a consumer is injured. CooperVision was aware their AVAIRA Toric Soft contact lenses caused injury and should have made more of an effort to alert the public.
If you or your loved ones were injured due to CooperVision's negligence, contact our defective product attorneys as soon as possible to explore your legal options with a free, no-obligation consultation.
For more information, visit the FDA’s Medical Device Recalls page or contact us today at 1 (855) 722-2552 and a member from our intake staff will quickly connect you to one our attorneys that is best suited to helping with your specific inquiry.
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