Procter & Gamble recalls Vicks Sinex nasal spray

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Posted: Nov 19, 2009 1:53 PM

Procter & Gamble Co. said Thursday it is voluntarily recalling three lots of Vicks Sinex nasal spray because of potential bacterial contamination.

The company said it discovered the bacteria B. cepacia in the nasal spray made in its Gross Gerau, Germany plant. The bacteria has the potential to cause serious infections in people with immune system conditions and lung conditions. No illnesses have been reported.

The recall covers the U.S., Britain and Germany.

In the U.S., the recall affects lot 9239028831 Vicks Sinex Vapospray 12-Hour Decongestant Ultra Fine Mist, 15 milliliters Nasal Spray.

In the United Kingdom, the company is recalling lot 9224028832 Vicks Sinex Micromist Aqueous Nasal Spray Solution, 15 milliliters. In Germany, it is recalling 9224028833 Wick Sinex Schnupfenspray Dosiersystem, 15 milliliters.

Anyone who has these specific lots can call P&G for a replacement coupon or refund at 1-877-876-7881 in the U.S.

Shares of P&G fell 49 cents to $61.92 in afternoon trading.