DCP: Consumer Alert: Some Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Nasal Gel is Recalled for Possible Contamination

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December 19, 2012

 

Consumer Alert: Some Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Nasal Gel is Recalled for Possible Contamination

 

HARTFORD, December 19 The Department of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers who {zicam box} may have purchased Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel about a national recall of one lot of the product. A bacterium, Burkholderia cepacia, was found in a single sample of the product taken from the affected lot.

The affected lot is 2J23, Expiration 09/15.  While this bacterium poses little medical risk to healthy individuals, it could cause upper airway colonization and secondarily lead to respiratory infections in individuals with a compromised immune system or those with chronic lung conditions, such as cystic fibrosis. The organism is resistant to many antibiotics and may be difficult to eradicate if an infection occurs.  

{lot number on bottle} Consumers who have Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel with the Lot No. 2J23, Expiration 09/15 should stop using the product and contact the producer, Matrixx Initiatives, at 1-877-942-2626 for a full refund.

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Media Contact: Claudette Carveth
860-713-6022
 


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