Thousands of Vicks nasal spray recalled amid fears they could contain a dangerous bacteria

THOUSANDS of Vicks nasal sprays in Britain were being recalled today amid fears they could contain a dangerous bacteria.

Routine testing in Germany showed the spray could contain the bacteria B. cepacia, which can cause serious infections in people with a weak immune system or with lung conditions.

There were no reports of anyone falling ill from the sprays, Procter & Gamble, the firm’s parent company said.

A statement on Vicks’ website said: “The Procter & Gamble Company announced it is voluntarily recalling three lots of its Vicks Sinex nasal spray in three countries: the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.”

Consumers can call 0800 555 515 if they are concerned about their spray.