Pharmaceutical company Proctor & Gamble has issued a recall of about 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinez nasal spray after tests revealed bacteria in other bottles that raised alarms about product liability warning signs.
A spokesman for the company said the voluntary recall to prevent injury due to product liability is a precautionary measure after trace amounts of B. cepacia bacteria were found in the product at a German factory where it’s made.
Our personal injury attorneys in San Diego believe that when there is the potential for a defective product to cause personal injury or any kind of sickness, it’s important for the company making the product to act fast and pull their item off shelves so you don’t become affected. B. cepacia bacteria doesn’t pose a risk to completely healthy people. You are more vulnerable to have respiratory problems from the bacteria if you have a chronic lung problem or a weak immune system.
Proctor & Gamble officials have said no illnesses have been reported as a result of the bacteria found, and the Cincinnati-based company has notified regulatory authorities in affected countries including the United States, England and Germany. In the United States, bottles with a lot number of “9239028831” are affected. The lot number can be found on both outer cartons and the bottles inside.
P&G says you shouldn’t use the medication, and you should call the company for a refund or replacement coupon if you have a contaminated product.
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys know that mistakes can be made from time to time. Still, it’s important for those companies to act swiftly and responsibly to pull those products off shelves or stop production before injuries happen.
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