Water Pik Inc, manufacturer of a variety of healthcare products, has re-tooled its SinuSense nasal irrigation device and has launched a free exchange program for a replacement. A number of customers found that water was leaking into the battery compartment, with a risk of contaminating saline solution in the reservoir.
Nasal irrigation remains a safe and effective way of clearing out sinus congestion from colds or allergies. It's also one of the treatments recommended in guidelines for physicians updated in 2012 -- as an alternative to antibiotics and decongestants -- since most sinus infections are caused by viruses, not bacteria.
- For my review of a similar device, the NeilMed Sinugator, click here