Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations, the Orlando, FL District Office, and other law enforcement officials to recover cases of certain lots of retail-ready contact lenses which were stolen from a secure freight consolidation facility in Elizabeth, NJ sometime between January 16-17, 2010. The products stolen were full cases of ACUVUE® OASYS™ Brand Contact Lenses in a wide variety of corrective prescriptions and lots. In each case the stolen product represents a small portion of the product lots.
The FDA is requesting that information regarding individuals that may have been involved with this theft and information about any suspected stolen contact lens products be reported to FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) by calling 800-551-3989 or by visiting the OCI Web Site (http://www.fda.gov/OCI).
All Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. contact lens products are delivered in sealed cartons and have tamper-evident foil seals on the blister pack holding each lens. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and the FDA advise eye care practitioners, retailers, and consumers to check all contact lens products for signs of tampering or damage prior to purchase and/or use. Do not use the product if it has been removed from the sealed carton or if the foil seal appears to have been disturbed in any way. Contact lenses are medical devices that require a prescription for purchase. It is always advisable to purchase product only from trusted and reliable sources that verify prescriptions. Be aware that an unusually low price may be an indication that the product has been stolen.