Proctor and Gamble Recalls Vicks Nasal Spray
P&G has announced a recall of three lots of Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray when it discovered the bacteria B. cepacia in small amounts of product manufactured in Germany. The bacterium was discovered during routine quality control testing at the plant. The lot numbers included in the recall are:
- 9239028831 sold in the United States
- 9224028832 sold in the United Kingdom
- 9224028833 sold in Germany
The contamination was found in the lot distributed in the U.S. and is testing the other lots, which were made in the same factory.
The bacterium, B. cepacia is a human pathogen that causes pneumonia in immunocompromised people with an underlying lung disease. Healthy people should not be affected by this bacterium.
People with this particular item can safely dispose of it in a normal manner. To obtain a refund or replacement product in the United States, please call 1-877-876-7881.
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