Although there haven't been any reports of illness from the contamination, the bacteria could potentially cause serious infections in people with lung conditions or weakened immune systems. There is not much risk to healthy individuals.
In the United States, the specific recalled product is Vicks Sinex Vapospray 12 Hour Decongestant Ultra Fine Mist with a lot number of 9239028831.
Nasal sprays are often used by individuals experiencing nasal symptoms due to allergies or colds. As an alternative to Vicks, try our natural sinus relief products, including Sinol Allergy and Sinus Relief Spray and Clear-Ease Natural Fruit Enzyme Lozenges.
For more information on sinus problems and possible treatments, read our article with Dr. Robert Ivker, ‘Love Your Nose’ – A Holistic Approach to Sinusitis Treatment.