P&G Recalls Contaminated Vicks Nasal Spray

Lots affected by bacteria were sold in US, UK, Germany
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2009 10:19 AM CST
P&G Recalls Contaminated Vicks Nasal Spray
Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in Cincinnati.   (AP Photo)

Procter & Gamble has voluntarily recalled batches of its Vicks nasal spray contaminated with bacteria. Though the bacteria are likely harmless to healthy people, CNN reports, the contamination could prove disastrous for those with compromised immune systems. The product is in the Vicks Sinex line in the US and UK, and Wick Sinex Schnupfenspray Dosiersystem in Germany, all in 15-ml bottles. Click the source link at right to see full product names and lot numbers. (More Procter & Gamble stories.)

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