Nasal products and baby oral gels recalled for possible microbial contamination


Thousands of nasal products and baby oral gels made at a Florida facility are being recalled for possible microbial contamination.

The recall covers products sold by various companies and brands sold at locations including Walgreens, CVS, Meijer, Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Rite-Aid.

The FDA insists the recall is “out of an abundance of caution.” The recall comes after microbial contamination identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa was found three weeks ago in CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist.

The manufacturer, Product Quest, has since decided to expand the recall to include all products made at its Florida facility.

“There is no known microbial contamination associated with the nasal products and baby oral gels,” the FDA release states.

However, the recall warns that “repetitive use of a nasal spray or other nasal product 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 immune-compromised individuals.”

You can view a full list of recalled items by clicking/tapping here.

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