CVS Nasal Spray Recalled over Contamination

CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) is having its store-brand nasal spray, CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, recalled due to discovery of a microbiological contamination identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that repetitive use of the nasal spray could be potentially life threatening in certain populations, such as those that have cystic fibrosis or are immuno-compromised.

The product is packaged in a 0.5 fluid ounce bottle that is placed in an individual folding carton. In total, there were 16,896 units released, with UPC code 50428432365. The affected CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist lot is Lot #173089J and has an expiration date of 09/19.

The spray can be identified by a white spray bottle and an orange label written with “Sinus Relief” in white and a “CVS Health” logo on the top left.

Product Quest, the company that manufactures the nasal spray for CVS, has begun notifying its customers by oral and written communication and is in the process of arranging products to be returned to the place of purchase or discarded. Product Quest has also issued a voluntary recall of the nasal spray.

The FDA adds that there have been no reported illnesses originating from the nasal spray yet.

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