Voluntary Recall of Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray by Proctor & Gamble

November 19, 2009

The Procter & Gamble Company today initiated a voluntary recall of three lots of its Vicks Sinex nasal spray in three countries: the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The company issued the recall as a 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, B. cepacia can cause serious infections for individuals with chronic lung conditions, such as cystic fibrosis.

The lot numbers of the affected products are:

Lot # Country  Product Name 
9239028831 United States  Vicks Sinex Vapospray 12-Hour Decongestant Ultra Fine Mist, 15 ml., Nasal Spray
9224028832 United Kingdom Vicks Sinex Micromist Aqueous Nasal Spray Solution, 15 ml
9224028833 Germany Wick Sinex Schnupfenspray Dosiersystem, 15 ml

   
 
   

 

 

The lot number is listed on both the outer carton and the bottle.

Procter & Gamble is removing the affected Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray products from store shelves. Anyone who has these specific lots of Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray can call Procter & Gamble for a replacement coupon or refund at the follow number:

For More Information

  • In the United States, call (877) 876-7881 (Mon. - Fri., 9:00 am - 6:00 pm ET;  Sat. - Sun., 9:00 am  - 4:00 pm ET)

  • In the United Kingdom, call  0800-5555-15 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm local time and will continue Mon. - Fri.; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm local time, Sat. - Sun., 9:00 am - 5:00 pm local time)

  • In Germany, call 0800-111-6131 (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm local time and will continue Mon. - Fri.; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm local time, Sat. - Sun., 9:00 am - 5:00 pm local time)