CVS Nasal Spray Recalled For Potentially Life-Threatening Contamination

Courtesy: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has announced a recall on a nasal spray sold by CVS over concerns that the product could have a potentially life-threatening microbiological contamination.

In a statement released Wednesday, the FDA said that select bottles of 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist may be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

“Repetitive use of a nasal spray containing a gram-negative pathogen can potentially lead to colonization and subsequent infection which can be life threatening in certain patient populations, such as those with cystic fibrosis or immuno-compromised,” the agency said in its report.

Just under 17,000 0.5 fluid ounce bottles with the UPC code 50428432365, lot number 173089J and expiration date 09/19 have been voluntarily recalled. The affected bottles were sold across the country.

No one has reported any health issues in relation to the product at this time.

Anyone who bought the product can either return it or throw it away.

Product Quest, the company that makes the spray, is also contacting customers to help them return or replace the nasal spray. 


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