Prestige Brands is recalling one lot of NasalCrom Nasal Spray because it may be contaminated with a disease-causing bacteria. The water used to manufacture the product was identified as the source of the contamination, according to a press release by MedTech, a Prestige Brands company.
The recall affects Lot# 253211, which was distributored to retailers and wholesalers in the U.S. Testing did not reveal the presence of the microorganism, but the company issued the recall out of an abundance of caution since the possible contaminant can be especially concerning for immune-compromised patients. All other lots of NasalCrom are not affected by this recall since the potential source of the contamination has been corrected by the company.
NasalCrom Nasal Spray contains the active ingredient cromolyn sodium. It is sold over-the-counter and used to prevent and relieve allergy symptoms. The lot number can be found at the bottom of the carton and along the side of the container label next to the expiration date.
Prestige Brands has contacted its retailers and wholesalers and informed them of the recall. Those with affected products are advised to immediately remove affected units from their inventory.
Consumers with the affected nasal spray should return it to the place of purchase. Any adverse events experienced that may be related to use of NasalCrom nasal spray should be reported to the Food and Drug Administration MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm.