Bausch + Lomb recalls eyelid wipes for dogs because of risk to humans

Bausch + Lomb is recalling its eyelid wipes for dog because of bacteria risk - CPSC

The company warns bacteria can form in opened containers

Dog owners often use wipes to keep their pets’ eyes clean and healthy. But Bausch + Lomb is recalling 32,000 units is its Project Watson Eyelid Wipes for Dogs because they can pose a threat to humans.

The company reports that when the recalled dog eyelid wipes are opened and in use, bacteria and fungi, which are organisms found widely in the environment, soil, and water, can be introduced and grow in the container, posing a risk of serious infection to people with weakened immune systems. 

Individuals with wounds may also be at higher risk of infection. People with healthy immune systems are not typically affected.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled eyelid wipes and request a full refund by submitting a picture of their product via an online form at The refund will be in the form of a check sent to consumers via U.S. mail. 

Consumers should then dispose of the product in its container with household trash.

Consumers may contact the company through its website or by calling (877) 857-1149.

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