We have a new major recall this morning. Procter & Gamble is recalling Vicks Sinex nasal spray in the United States, Britain and Germany because of the presence of bacteria. Shooting live bacteria up your nose puts a new meaning in the gamble that comes with Procter & Gamble.
The bacteria was found at a plant in Germany and could cause serious infections.
In the United States, the recalled product is Vicks Sinex Vapospray 12-hour Decongestant Ultra Fine Mist with lot number 9239028831.
In Britain, the company is recalling Vicks Sinex Micromist Aqueous Nasal Spray with lot number 9224028832.
In Germany, the recalled product is Wick Sinex Schnupfenspray Dosiersystem with lot number 9224028833.
There is more information here.
4 thoughts on “Bacterial Spray: Procter and Gamble Recalls Vicks Nasal Spray”
Hello, I have one of the affected Sinex sprays. Am I supposed to sit here and let my allergies run amok while waiting to call P&G in the AM and then wait for a coupon in the mail?????????? God, P&G sucks and navigating their website (poor design; too many assumptions made about the customer’s product problems) is the height of tediousness.
Well if you can’t fix one give one.
Wow, between the lobster posting and this one it’s shaping up to be Cruel Irony day on the blawg. You Professor, have a wicked sense of humor re: PETA/lobster boiling. 🙂
Paully, It looks like the device kills the.
“Shooting live bacteria up your nose puts a new meaning in the gamble that comes with Procter & Gamble”
Is Proctor and Gamble involved in the H1N1 vaccine as it is delivered as a nasal spray? That vaccine contains a live virus.
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