(Meredith) – A nasal spray sold at CVS pharmacies nationwide is being recalled over fears it may contain a microbiological contaminant, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.
More than 16,000 bottles of CVS 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist are included in the recall.
The manufacturing company, Product Quest, initiated the recall over concerns the medicine could be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa – a bacteria that can be life-threatening for patients with cystic fibrosis or weakened immune systems.
Healthy people who become infected with the bacteria may also develop a mild illness, like an ear infection or skin rash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The affected product, which was packaged in a .5-ounce bottle, contains the following UPC code: 50428432365. It also has an expiration date of 09/19.
Consumers who purchased the nasal spray are advised to throw it away or return it to CVS.
Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Product Quest Manufacturing LLC at (386) 239-8787, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., EST. Consumers should also contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this product.
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