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CVS recalls sinus relief medicine due to potentially life-threatening contamination

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CVS is recalling its 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist due to a potential microbiological contamination.

It's used as a nasal decongestant and is packaged in a 0.5 fluid ounce bottle in a white and orange packaging. The microbiological contamination was identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It can potentially lead to the "colonization and subsequent infection which can be life threatening in certain patient populations, such as those with cystic fibrosis or immuno-compromised," according to a recall report.

Nearly 17,000 units were released with the UPC code 50428432365. It was distributed to locations nation wide.

If you've purchased the affected nasal spray, you're asked to stop using it immediately and return it or throw it away. If you have questions about the recall, you can call Product Quest Manufacturing LLC at (386) 239-8787, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, EST.

Read the full recall here.

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