|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 698-5032
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 immediately keep this product out of reach of children.
Name of Product: Walgreens High Potency Iron Supplement
Units: About 64,000
Manufacturer: Inverness Medical Nutritionals Group, of Freehold, N.J.
Hazard: The iron supplements are not in child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Ingesting multiple iron supplements at once can cause serious injury or death to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Description: The recalled supplements were sold in a brown plastic bottle. "Walgreens Finest High Potency Iron Supplement" is printed on the yellow and green label on the bottle.
Sold at: Walgreens retail stores nationwide from April 2005 through October 2005 for about $5.
Manufactured in: U.S.
Remedy: Consumers should keep this product out of reach of children and return it to Walgreens for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information or for a free replacement cap, contact Inverness at 1-(888) 698-5032 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also may visit www.walgreens.com
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.