January 28, 2005
Release # 05-095
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 421-1168


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Long's Central-Vite Multivitamins

Units: About 13,000

Manufacturer: Leiner Health Products, of Carson, Calif.

Hazard: The vitamins, which contain iron that can cause serious injury or death if ingested by children, do not have child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: The recalled Central Vite multivitamins were sold in a value size container of 500 tablets. The plastic white pill bottle is labeled "Advanced Formula Central Vite® with Lycopene" and "Value Size."

Sold at: Long's retail stores nationwide from March 2004 through December 2004 for about $16.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should keep this product out of reach of children and return the product to the nearest Long's retail store for a refund or replacement.

Consumer Contact: Call Leiner Health Products at (800) 421-1168 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers may visit and for information about this recall.
Picture of Recalled Multivitamins