Feds Announce Recalls for Multivitamins, Supplements that Lack Child-Resistant Packaging

Feds Announce Recalls for Multivitamins, Supplements that Lack Child-Resistant Packaging
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June 11, 2015

Two brands of multivitamins and dietary supplements have been recalled because the packaging is not child-resistant or senior-friendly as required by law.

One recall affects about 17,000 bottles of Walgreens women's multivitamins, while the other is for 800 pouches of iron and calcium supplements. Both products contain iron, which can cause serious injury or death to young children if ingested all at once.

Walgreens Multivitamin

The 'Well at Walgreens' Multivitamin Women 50+ tablets come in white plastic bottles bearing UPC number 3-11917-17262-0 and one of the following lot numbers 000001 (EXP 9/2016), 000002 (EXP 12/2016) or 000003 (EXP 11/2016). Lot numbers are printed on the back of the bottles on a white label.

They were sold at Walgreens drug stores nationwide from January 2015 through March 2015 for about $16.

Consumers should immediately place recalled bottles out of the reach of children and contact International Vitamin Corp. for a free replacement child-resistant cap.

For more information about this recall, contact International Vitamin Corp. toll-free at (866) 927-5470.

Bariatric Fusion Recall

This recall involves all 60-count bags of cherry flavor Soft Chews Iron with Vitamin C dietary supplements. The recalled supplements bear lot number 14191C2 is printed near the bottom of the back of the bags.

They were sold at Bariatric Fusion distributors, drug stores, and medical and wellness centers nationwide and online from September 2014 to February 2015 for about $23.

Consumers should immediately place the product out of a child's sight and reach, and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or for free Soft Chews Iron with Vitamin C dietary supplements in compliant packaging.

For more information contact Bariatric Fusion at (866) 259-0602.