Nasal Sprays & Baby Oral Gels Have Been Recalled Over Contamination Concerns
The FDA is warning parents about several baby oral gels and nasal sprays, due to concerns of microbial contamination.
Heads-up if you've been using a nasal spray or oral gel for your L.O. The Food & Drug Administration has recalled a major list of products that were manufactured at Product Quest Manufacturing LLC's Florida facility due to possible microbial contamination. The list includes various CVS Health brand nasal mists, as well as Finafta brand oral baby gels, among other over-the-counter products.
This past Tuesday, Product Quest Manufacturing LLC recalled Lot# 173089J of CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist after finding that the product was contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, according to the FDA. The pathogen can lead to urinary tract infections, respiratory system infections, dermatitis, soft tissue infections, bacteremia, bone and joint infections, gastrointestinal infections and a variety of systemic infections.
Out of caution, Product Quest reportedly expanded the recall to all lots of nasal and baby oral gels within the expiration that were manufactured at the Florida facility. In other words, they haven't confirmed that there's microbial contamination in the nasal products and baby oral gels included in the expanded recall, but the FDA advised that they be recalled, as well.
The recall includes products sold by CVS, Discount Drug Mart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Harmon, Meijer, Rexall, Rite Aid, and Walgreens.
You can see a complete list of nasal sprays and baby oral gels included here According to the FDA, these products can be identified by checking the item code, product description, lot number, and expiration date.
In the meantime, Product Quest will be notifying its customers and is arranging for return and replacement of all recalled products. If you have questions regarding the recall, you can contact Product Quest at 704-939-4342, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., EST.