|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 433-2990
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Nature's Bounty and Natural Wealth Brand Multivitamins
Units: About 12,000 bottles
Manufacturer: NBTY Inc., of Bohemia, N.Y.
Hazard: The vitamins contain iron, but do not have child-resistant packaging as required by federal law. They could cause serious injury or death if ingested by a child.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Nature's Bounty and Natural Wealth brand multivitamins have lot number 60835-06 written on the label. The recalled vitamins were sold in containers of 100 caplets. The containers are both clear with white caps. They are labeled "Nature's Bounty Multi-Day Multivitamin Plus Iron" or "Natural Wealth Daily Vitamin Plus Iron."
Sold at: Various drug and grocery stores and independent distributors nationwide from July 2004 through March 2005 for about $4.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children and return it to the store where it was purchased or contact NBTY for information on receiving a refund or replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call NBTY at (800) 433-2990 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit www.naturalwealth.com or www.naturesbounty.com for more information about this recall.
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