Proctor & Gamble has recalled approximately 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after the company discovered bacteria in some test samples of the product. The specific bacteria, B. cepacia, can be harmful to individuals with chronic lung problems or weakened immune systems.
Three lots of the nasal spray were sent to the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Thus far, bacteria was only discovered in the batch sent to U.S. stores, however the company is also testing samples from the German and U.K. batches since the spray was produced from the same raw material mixture as the U.S. batch.
Company spokesman Tom Millikin described the recall as voluntary and also reported that no illnesses have been reported in relation to the bacteria in the nasal spray. However, P & G states that consumers should not use the spray and should call the company for a replacement coupon. The company has also notified The Centers for Disease Control.
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