Vicks Nasal Sprays Recalled Over Health Scare

by VR Sreeraman on  November 20, 2009 at 6:10 PM General Health News
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 Vicks Nasal Sprays Recalled Over Health Scare
Vicks nasal sprays have been recalled from markets in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom, after it was learnt that they contained a dangerous bacteria.

A routine testing procedure in Germany found the spray could contain the bacteria B. cepacia.

The bacteria can cause serious infections in people with a weak immune system or with lung conditions.

"The Procter and Gamble Company announced it is voluntarily recalling three lots of its Vicks Sinex nasal spray in three countries: the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom," the Daily Express quoted a statement on Vicks' website as stating.

It added: "The company said it is taking this precautionary 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."

A total number of 120,000 sprays are reportedly being recalled in the three countries even though there have been no reports of anyone falling ill.

The company statement added: "P and G detected this problem during routine quality control at the plant and promptly took action.

"The company 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."

A helpline number has been provided to consumers too.

Source: ANI
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How about India? any Indian Laboratory ever tested such samples? I don't think so.
Dr.Dhananjaya Bhupathi.

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