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Keebler
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Due to risk of non-sterile products:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/07/health/walgreens-walmart-eye-drops-recall/index.html

RECALL: SEVERAL eye drops and ointment sold at WALGREENS & WALMART

CNN - Sunday, July 7, 2019

. . . Several eye drops and ointments exclusively sold at Walmart and Walgreen stores have been recalled because they may not be sterile, the Food and Drug Administration said. . . .

. . .ALTAIRE Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued voluntary recalls for various Equate products, including for allergy relief, solutions, eye drops and gel drops -- all manufactured and labeled for Walmart.

The company also recalled several PERRIGO prescription ointments listed on the FDA website.
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"Administration of a nonsterile product intended to be sterile may result in

serious and potentially life-threatening infections or death," the recall says.

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/altaire-pharmaceuticals-inc-issues-voluntary-recall-multiple-ophthalmic-products

FDA website

ALTAIRE Pharmaeuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Multiple Ophthalmic Products

Company announcement Date: July 02, 2019; FDA Publish Date: July 03, 2019

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/altaire-pharmaceuticals-inc-issues-voluntary-recall-multiple-ophthalmic-products-sold-wal-mart

ALTAIRE Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Multiple Ophthalmic Products Sold at WALMART

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Now is also a good time to check any eye drops you may have on hand for the expiration day. After the expiration date, eye drops should never be used because they are no longer sterile.
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