When a company provides consumers with a very popular product that sells extremely well all over the world, that company tends to grow in several different directions. It will obviously grow vertically in that it will continue to offer this product in new markets across the globe. It will also tend to grow horizontally in that it will look to develop new products that may or may not be directly related to the product that earned its name recognition and its branding power. These success stories are common and almost always positive, but they also introduce some risk to their operations and to the public as a result.
One example of how such a risk could arise recently played out publicly with a recall of eye drops by Bausch and Lomb, one of the true corporate giants in its industry. Below you will find a brief overview of this recall including information regarding why it was initiated. You will also see that this recall is another example of how trying to handle too much can lead to problems. Anyone who has been harmed by a product needs to obtain the help of California defective products lawyers as soon as possible.
The Bausch and Lomb Eye Drops Recall – Why It Happened
Recently, Bausch and Lomb initiated a recall of 36,000 bottles of its prescription eye drops because it was discovered that somehow, these bottles of this solution could contain printer ink. While these bottles are not sold directly to consumers and they are only provided by medical professionals who have already been warned of the risks involved with these bottles, most people who have seen this information have wondered how printer ink could ever make its way into containers of eye drops.
While Bausch and Lomb has not offered any specifics available to the public regarding how this could have possibly happened, this is far from the only situation in which one substance winds up being mixed with another. When companies grow to the point where they are attempting to manage the manufacture, marketing and distribution of their product all over the world, they tend to look for ways to keep overhead down so that their margins can be maximized. As such, corners tend to be cut with regards to materials used, supervision of employees and the quality of equipment designed to formulate these products.
We are not saying that this is what happened with this Bausch and Lomb recall. However, this is what has led to other recalls in the past that seemed too strange to be true. Fortunately, no one has been injured with regards to this specific problem. However, if you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using a dangerous product, you need to seek the help of California defective products lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of consumers for 20 years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.