The Associated Press is reporting that Matrixx Initiatives Inc. has started the recall of Zicam nasal cold remedies. Here are excerpts from the article:
Matrixx Initiatives Inc. said Wednesday it started a previously announced recall of Zicam nasal cold remedies following last week’s Food and Drug Administration warning that the products were unsafe.
Meanwhile, the company is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over the FDA warning letter.
The Scottsdale, Ariz., company said the recall was voluntary. Still, it occurred as the FDA warned consumers to not use the nasal cold remedies due to hundreds of reports of patients losing their sense of smell. Matrixx said it disagrees with the FDA’s safety warning, but “voluntarily” recalled the product to cooperate with the regulatory agency.
The FDA also alleges the products were unlawfully marketed. Matrixx also disagrees with that allegation.
Matrixx has settled hundreds of lawsuits connected with Zicam in recent years, though it maintains the nasal spray does not harm users’ sense of smell.