Product Quest Manufacturing, which distributes the CVS 12 Hour Sinus Nasal Mist, voluntarily recalled the clear, colorless liquid from the consumer level. A microbiological contamination, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), was found during testing.
On August 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the statement which said a repetitive use of the nasal spray that contains:
“a gram-negative pathogen can potentially lead to colonization and subsequent infection which can be life-threatening in certain patient populations.”
Those with cystic fibrosis or those with compromised immune systems are at risk of severe injury.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, P. aeruginosa is the most common disease-causing species. In healthcare settings, it is spread by improper hygiene or unsterilized equipment.
If it gets into the bloodstream, various symptoms may present themselves such as:
- Fever and chills
- Body aches
- Rapid pulse and breathing
- Decreased urination
- Urinary tract infections
- Inflamed wound sites
- Ear infection
Over 16,000 units of the nasal spray were recalled. The nasal decongestant comes in a .5 fluid ounce bottle with a folding carton. It is a white nasal spray bottle with an orange label that says “Sinus Relief.”
Please see below for a picture and product codes of the units affected.
UPC Code: 50428432365
Lot Number: 173089J
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