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From Products Liability Law Daily, June 11, 2015

Walgreens vitamins recalled for failure to meet child resistant packaging requirements

By Pamela C. Maloney, J.D.

International Vitamin Corporation, of Freehold, New Jersey, has recalled approximately 17,000 Walgreens-brand Multivitamin Women 50+ tablets because the packaging is not child-resistant and senior friendly as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The multivitamin supplement tablets inside the bottle contain iron, which can cause serious injury or death to young children if multiple tablets are ingested at once (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 15-162, June 11, 2015).

Incidents and injuries. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves “Well at Walgreens” Multivitamin Women 50+ tablets. The white plastic bottles contain 200 multivitamin tablets. “Well at Walgreens Multivitamin Women 50+” is printed on the bottle’s white and silver label. A yellow band at the top of the label states “Value Size.” 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) are printed on the back of the bottles on a white label.

These vitamins, which were made in the United States, were sold exclusively at Walgreens drug stores nationwide from January 2015 through March 2015 for about $16.

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

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact International Vitamin Corp. toll-free at (866) 927-5470 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.ivcinc.com and click on Safety Recall Notice at the bottom.

Companies: International Vitamin Corp.; Walgreens

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