|June 30, 2011
Women’s Multivitamins Recalled by GNC Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirements
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: GNC Women’s Ultra Mega®, Ultra Mega Active, Ultra Mega Energy and Metabolism, and GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron multivitamins
Units: About 2,500
Manufacturer: General Nutrition Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hazard: The product contains iron, but does not have child-resistant packaging as required by federal law. If ingested by a child, these vitamins could cause serious injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall only involves the following four products with the noted lot numbers: GNC Women’s Ultra Mega 28-count multivitamin bottles with lot numbers 0432AL1781 and 1283CL1781, GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Active 180-count multivitamin bottles with lot numbers 1029BL1783 and 1030BL1783, GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Energy and Metabolism 90-count multivitamin bottles with lot number 1450CL1789 and GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron 120-count multivitamin bottles with lot number 0785BL2863. The lot numbers are printed on the side of the bottle and on the bottom of the product’s packaging. The affected lots are packaged in a white plastic bottle with a white label and a flip-top cap.
Sold exclusively at: GNC retail stores nationwide and at the GNC website from March 2011 through May 2011 for between approximately $9 and $35.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should keep these products out of the reach of children and return them to the GNC store where they were purchased to be exchanged for a replacement bottle or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact GNC toll-free at (888) 462-2548 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.gnc.com
Lot Number on Packaging
Lot Number on Bottle
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