By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Aug 30, 2018
A recall of CVS-branded nasal decongestants has been expanded to include products marketed under more than a dozen brand names, including the Walgreens, Rite Aid and Family Dollar store brands, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Product Quest Manufacturing is recalling a slew of products as a precautionary measure after the company learned earlier this month of a microbial contamination affecting its .5-ounce bottles CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, USDA officials said Tuesday. The items under recall include nasal products and baby oral gels manufactured at the Product Quest Manufacturing facility in Florida.
Officials warned in a recall notice that use of contaminated nasal products or oral gels could lead to colonization and a subsequent infection that can be life-threatening.
Officials said that as of Tuesday, Product Quest had not received any reports of illnesses connected to the recall. However, consumers have been asked to stop using the products and return them to the places from where they were purchased.