Bausch & Lomb Clarifies Media Reports on the Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of ReNu MultiPlus(R) Solution



    VAUGHAN, ON, March 6 /CNW/ - Bausch & Lomb Canada would like to clarify
Canadian media reports concerning an announcement made today by Bausch & Lomb
Incorporated, based in Rochester, New York, of a voluntary, limited recall of
certain lots of ReNu MultiPlus lens care solution from distributors, retail
stores, and eye care professionals in Canada and other specific countries.
    In Canada, the recall affects two lots of product, comprising
approximately 40,000 units, representing about 2% of the solution distributed
in Canada. The products affected are limited to bottles distributed in certain
ReNu MultiPlus Club Packs sold in stores, and in certain ReNu MultiPlus
VisionPaks distributed by eye care professionals.

    PACKAGE LOT NUMBERS SUBJECT TO RECALL: AC6082, AD6066, AD6023, CC6038A-1,
    CC6038A-2, and CC6038A-3

    BOTTLE LOT NUMBERS SUBJECT TO RECALL: GC6038, and GC6052

    Consumers who have bottles from the lot numbers listed above should visit
www.bausch.ca for more information or call Bausch & Lomb Canada's Consumer
Affairs Department at 1.888.459.5000 to arrange for a replacement.
    "The health and safety of consumers is our top priority," said Chris
Thatcher, General Manager of Bausch & Lomb Canada. "We are taking this action
now to ensure that our customers will not be using lens care products that may
not remain fully effective through the remaining product shelf-life."

    Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company, dedicated to perfecting vision
and enhancing life for consumers around the world. Its core businesses include
soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses and lens care products, and
ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products. The Bausch & Lomb name is one
of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded
in 1853, the Company is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Bausch & Lomb's
2004 revenues were $2.2 billion; it employs approximately 13,700 people
worldwide and its products are available in more than 100 countries. More
information about the Company is on the Bausch & Lomb Web site at
www.bausch.ca. Copyright Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.

    (R)/(TM) denote trademarks of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.





For further information:

For further information: Bausch & Lomb Canada, 1-888-459-5000

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