CVS Nasal Spray Recalled Due to Potential Bacteria ContaminationAugust 10, 2018
CVS Nasal Spray Recalled Due to Potential Bacteria Contamination
The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday, August 8th, that a CVS-brand nasal spray is being recalled due to possible microbiological contamination.
The product manufacturer, Product Quest Manufacturing, discovered contamination of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
“Product Quest is notifying its customers by oral and written communication and is arranging for return/replacement etc. of all recalled products,” as mentioned in the FDA statement. “Consumers/distributors/retailers that have product which is being recalled should stop using the product and return it to the place of purchase or discard the product.”
The product recall includes the CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief nasal Misty .5 oz bottles of Lot #173089. The product can be identified by a white nasal spray bottle and an orange label with Sinus Relief stated in white with CVS Health on top left. The IFC containing the bottle is also orange and contains the same wording.
The bacterium found in this product can result in fatality, however this depends on where in the body the infection spreads. Patients who are already sick, or have weakened immune systems are most at risk.
People with good health can still develop a mild infection.
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If you have any questions regarding this recall you can contact Product Quest Manufacturing LLC at (386) 239-8787, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, EST. If you’ve experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product, please contact your physician immediately.
You can read the full FDA statement here.