OTC Nasal Decongestant Recalled Due to Microbiological Contamination
The recalled nasal decongestant has a Lot number of 173089J and an expiration date of 09/19.
A recall of one lot of CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist (oxymetazoline HCl 0.05%; Product Quest Manufacturing) has been initiated after the product was found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
The recalled nasal decongestant has a Lot number of 173089J and an expiration date of 09/19; it is packaged in 0.5 fluid ounce bottles. Use of a nasal spray that contains a Gram-negative bacteria can potentially lead to colonization and subsequent infection that for some patients (i.e., those who are immunocompromised or with cystic fibrosis) could potentially be life-threatening. At this time, there have been no reports of adverse events related to this recall.
Healthcare professionals are urged to report adverse events to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Product Quest at (386) 239-8787.