P&G recalls Vicks nasal spray after bacteria found

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Procter & Gamble Co. is recalling some
120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after the company found
bacteria in some samples during routine testing.

Spokesman Tom Millikin describes the voluntary recall as a
precaution after small amounts of the B. cepacia bacteria were
found in the over-the-counter product at the German plant where
it's made.

Millikin says no illnesses have been reported. He says the
bacteria could harm people with chronic lung problems or weakened
immune systems.

Three lots of the spray sent to stores in the United States,
Germany and the United Kingdom are being recalled.

The company, which is based in Cincinnati, says it has informed
regulatory authorities in the affected countries.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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