The products contain the substance methyl salicylate which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the product is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
This recall involves Dr. Mercola Wintergreen Essential Oil in a 1 fl.oz (30 mL) amber glass bottles with black caps. The Lot codes for the recalled products are WTG-001-T and WTG-001-U, the UPC code is 813006019729. The Lot codes are printed on the product label above the UPC code.
Consumers should store the product in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Natural Health Partners for a free replacement child resistant cap or a full refund. Natural Health Partners is contacting all known purchasers directly about the recall.
Atrium Innovations, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
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