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National Recall of Hy-Optic, OptiVet and Optimend Due to Flaws in Sterility

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On September 2, 2016, Kinetic Technologies and Kinetic Vet of Lexington, KY initiated a recall of Hy-Optic, OptiVet, and Optimend due to inadequate sterility, which may cause eye deterioration, irritation, and/or infection.

Product details: Hy-Optic Eye Irrigating Solution (lot number 10092015) was sold in 15 mL circular eye-drop packages, as was OptiVet Eye Irrigating Solution (lot number 12032015)—neither was for a specific animal. Optimend Corneal Repair Drops (lot number 01122015) was sold in a similar circular eye-drop container, but at 10 mL and specifically for dogs, cats, and horses with corneal ulcers. The OptiVet product is set to expire in July of next year while the Hy-Optic and Optimend products will expire three months later in October 2017. The products were sold over-the-counter at retail stores nationwide and would’ve been distributed to veterinarians for clinic use.

If you have purchased this product, you should discontinue use immediately and return to the place of purchase for a refund. There have been no reports of ill effects at this time.

When you purchase a health product to take care of your pet, you expect the product to help them instead of making it worse. If this has happened to you, you may have legal options. Contact an attorney with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to set up a free consultation.