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Pharmaceutical packaging: P&G recalls nasal spray because of date-code marking error

Article-Pharmaceutical packaging: P&G recalls nasal spray because of date-code marking error

The Procter & Gamble Company is voluntarily recalling its 4-Hour Decongestant Nasal Spray. The product was distributed nationwide in the United States. The company said it is taking this voluntary precautionary step after finding that the product formulation may not meet the expiration dates on the package. This recall is not a result of consumer complaints.

P&G is removing the product in question from store shelves. Consumers who have product with the UPC codes listed below and marked with an expiration date prior to June 2013 should simply discard the affected product. For further information on the product being recalled or to request a replacement coupon or refund, call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8853 (Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 6PM U.S. ET, Saturday, 10AM - 3PM U.S. ET).

The product name is: VapoSpray 4-Hour Nasal Spray by Sinex with a UPC code of 3 23900 00082 7. Prior to June 2009, this product was also sold as Sinex Nasal Spray in both a spray (UPC Code 3 23900 00082 7) and Ultra Fine Mist package (UPC Code 3 23900 00085 8).

Anyone experiencing an adverse reaction or quality problem with this or any medication should consult a health care professional and notify the FDA's MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch Web site at

SOURCE: Procter & Gamble


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