Vicks Sinex nasal spray has been recalled in the United States, Britain, and Germany. Proctor & Gamble announced the recall after discovering that some of the Vicks nasal spray was contaminated with bacteria. According to Proctor & Gamble, the bacteria was found during routine quality control at a manfacturing plant in Germany. The company states that, so far, the contamination is limited to a single batch of raw material mixture. Three lots of the product, sold in the United States, Britain, and Germany are affected by the recall. Proctor & Gamble asserts that the bacteria does not pose a great risk to healthy people, but that people with weakened immune systms or chronic lung conditions could develop serious sinus infections from the bacteria.
If you have the recalled Vicks nasal spray, you should discard it and contact Proctor & Gamble for a replacement coupon or refund. In the United States, the affected product is Vicks Sinex Vapospray 12-hour Decongestant Ultra Fine Mist, with lot number 9239028831.
Proctor & Gamble is based in Cincinatti, Ohio.