Recall announced for Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Nasal Gel
(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Matrixx Initiatives is recalling one lot of Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel. The company announced the recall after a single sample tested positive for Burkholderia cepacia during a routine check at their manufacturing location. Now other samples tested positive, however, out of extreme caution, a recall has been announced.
There is very little medical risk for Burkholderia cepacia. There is a potential to infect individuals that have a weakened immune system or a chronic lung condition. An infection of Burkholderia cepacia can be difficult to get rid of with antibiotics because it is resistant.
The lot number involved in the recall is 2J23 with an expiration date 09/15. The bottles came in a 0.5 ounce spray bottle. The NDC number is 62750-005-10 and was printed on the outer carton. The lot was shipped to U.S. retail locations nationwide.
Consumers who have the recalled product should not use it. They are instructed to contact Matrixx Initiatives, Inc toll-free at 1-877-942-2626 from 8am-8pm Central Time Mondays-Fridays and 9am-1pm Central Time on Saturdays to inquire about getting a full refund.
By: N Wilson