|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 354-3815
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: H.E.B. vitamins with iron.
Units: About 14,000 bottles
Manufacturer: The Perrigo Co. of South Carolina, of Greenville, S.C.
Hazard: The vitamins contain iron, but do not have child-resistant packaging as required by federal law, which could cause serious injury or death if ingested by a child.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Description: The recalled H.E.B. Super B-Complex vitamins with iron and 300 mg Vitamin C was sold in a container of 80 caplets. The white plastic bottle is labeled, "H.E.B. and Super B-Complex with Iron and 300 mg Vitamin C" and "Energy Metabolism" and has a blue lid.
Sold At: H.E.B. retail stores, only in Texas, from December 2003 through April 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 nearest H.E.B. retail store for a refund or replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call The Perrigo Co. of South Carolina toll-free at (866) 354-3815 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit www.heb.com for information about this recall.
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