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CVS nasal spray recalled for possible microbiological contamination

MLive.com, Walker, Mich. — Matt Durr MLive.com, Walker, Mich.

Aug. 09--HOLLY HILL, Fl. -- National pharmacy retailer CVS announced Wednesday that it is voluntarily recalling a popular nasal spray after it was discovered the spray contained a microbiological contamination identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

The spray was produced by Product Quest Manufacturing which also is involved with the product recall.

"Repetitive use of a nasal spray containing a gram-negative pathogen can potentially lead to colonization and subsequent infection which can be life threatening in certain patient populations, such as those with cystic fibrosis or immuno-compromised," read a risk statement from the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers should be on the lookout for CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist in a 0.5 fluid ounce bottle that is placed in an individual folding carton. The product can be identified by a white nasal spray bottle and an orange label with Sinus Relief stated in white with CVS Health on top left, according to the FDA.

The FDA states 16,896 units were released with the UPC code 50428432365 and a lot number of 173089J and an expiration date of September 2019.

Consumers who have questions can contact Product Quest Manufacturing (386) 239-8787, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, EST.

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