FDA recalls CVS nasal spray mist due to microbiological contamination


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Check your medicine cabinet, the FDA is recalling CVS nasal spray.

The 12-hour sinus relief nasal mist was recalled because of microbiological contamination.

The FDA released this risk statement: "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. To the best of Product Quest’s knowledge, the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall."

The product is used as a nasal decongestant and is packaged in a 0.5 fluid ounce bottle with UPC code 50428432365, lot # 173089J, EXP 09/19.

The FDA said the product can be identified by a white nasal spray bottle and an orange label with Sinus Relief written on the bottle.

The product's maker 'Product Quest' said its notifying customers by oral and written communication and is arranging for returns or replacements of the item.

Anyone with questions or concerns should call Product Quest Manufacturing LLC at (386) 239-8787.

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