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Eye injury risk prompts recall of Neutrogena light therapy acne mask

A light therapy treatment for mild to moderate acne has been recalled due to eye health concerns

22 Jul 2019 by Selina Powell

Neutrogena has recalled its light therapy acne mask due to a “theoretical risk” of eye injury.

A statement on the company’s website highlighted that the product has been recalled from wholesalers and retailers in the UK and Ireland.

“For a small subset of the population with certain underlying eye conditions, as well as for users taking medications which could enhance ocular photosensitivity, there is a theoretical risk of eye injury,” the company stated.

Neutrogena emphasised that the product is safe for the general population when used once per day as directed.

Reports of the eye mask having an impact on vision are “rare, generally mild and transient,” the company added.

Neutrogena shared that the decision to recall the product was made “out of an abundance of caution.”

Users who experienced any visual discomfort when using the mask should stop using the product and contact a healthcare professional, the statement concluded.

Image credit: Pixabay

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