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CVS nasal spray recalled due to contamination

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Nearly 17,000 packages of CVS Health 12-Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist are being recalled after a microbiological contamination was discovered.

According to the FDA, Product Quest Manufacturing issued the recall after learning of the presence of a pathogen identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

They agency said repeated use of the contaminated spray can lead to a life-threatening infection for some people, including those with compromised immune systems and cystic fibrosis.

The affected products are packaged in a 0.5 fluid ounce bottle that is placed within an individual folding carton. It has UPC code 50428432365, lot number 173089J, and an expiration date of 09/19.

There have been no reports of illnesses related to the recall, the FDA said.

Consumers are advised to discard the spray or return it to the place of purchase. Anyone with questions can contact Product Quest Manufacturing LLC at (386) 239-8787, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit the FDA’s website for more details.

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