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Vicks Sinex Micromist Aqueous Nasal Spray Product Recall

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Procter & Gamble have announced it is recalling three lots of its Vicks Sinex nasal spray in three countries: the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The company said it is taking this step after finding the bacteria B. cepacia in a small amount of product made at its plant in Gross Gerau, Germany.  There have been no reports of illness.  However, the bacteria could cause serious infections for individuals with a compromised immune system, or those with chronic lung conditions, such as cystic fibrosis.  B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy individuals.

P&G detected this problem during routine quality control at the plant and promptly took action.  The company's analysis to date shows this problem is limited to a single batch of raw material mixture involving three lots of product.  These three lots were sold only in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The lot numbers of the products involved are:

 Lot #  Country
 Product Name

 9239028831  United States  Vicks Sinex Vapospray 12-Hour
 Decongestant Ultra Fine Mist,
 15 ml., Nasal Spray

 9224028832  United Kingdom
 Vicks Sinex Micromist Aqueous
 Nasal Spray Solution, 15 ml

9224028833  Germany
 Wick Sinex Schnupfenspray
 Dosiersystem, 15 ml

This lot number is listed on both the outer carton and the bottle.

Anyone who has these specific lots of this product can call P&G for a replacement coupon or refund at the following numbers:

From the United States, call: 1.877.876.7881
(Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 6PM US ET, Saturday - Sunday, 9AM - 4PM US ET)

From the United Kingdom, call: 0800.5555.15
(Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 8AM - 6PM local time, Saturday - Sunday, 9AM - 5PM)

From Germany, please call: 0800.111.6131
(Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 8AM - 6PM local time, Saturday - Sunday, 9AM - 5PM)

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