FDA recalls kiddie vitamins!

Federal regulators recall Children’s Mutli Vitamins

Monteplier, VT(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Federal regulators with the FDA and FoodScience Corporation have issued a recall of about 1,250 bottles of Children’s Multi Vitamins. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov is an agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) http://www.hhs.gov. The FDA is responsible for maintaining the safety of cosmetics, veterinary products, medical devices, blood products, drugs, vaccines, dietary supplements, and foods. FoodScience Corporation is based in Essex Junction, Vermont. The Chittenden County firm announced the voluntary recall on June 11, 2009 after noticing a mistake made on the suggested use recommendation. The recalled bottles’ labels suggest 3 to 5 year olds take 1 chewable tablet, while 6 to 12 year olds can take up to 3 chewable tablets. The corrected labels should suggest 4 to 16 year olds take 1 chewable tablet a day.

The recalled product is being sold under several brand names:

– DaVinci Laboratories of Vermont Kid’s Mighty Vites (90 tablet bottle) in lot numbers: 6741500 0311, 6741600 0311, and 6988100 0311
?- FoodScience of Vermont Kids Superior (90 tablet bottle) in lot numbers: 6741500 0311, 6741600 0311, 6988100 0311, and 7198100 0311?
– Mountain Naturals of Vermont Kid’s Superior (90 tablet bottle) in lot number: 6741700 0311?- Sherlock Vitamins Smart Strong Focus (60 tablet bottle) in lot number: 6747900 0311
?- Elders International, Inc. M10-8 Kids IQ Secret (90 tablet bottle) in lot number 6830700 0311?- Guyer Institute Healthy Kids MV (90 tablet bottle): in lot number: 6784400 0311

The items under federal recall were available for sale via mail order, physicians, and direct delivery on March 12, 2009 to June 3, 2009. The multivitamins were also sold to retailers in the United States, Denmark, Kenya, and New Zealand.

Consuming the tablets as directed, on the incorrect labels for long periods of time, can present a health risk. Currently, there have been no reports of illness related to the recalled items. Consumers who bought the previously listed recalled products are encouraged to take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Inquiries may be directed to the company at 1-800-451-5190. Consumers who have been injured due to the consumption of the recalled multivitamins may be entitled to compensation for their damages. Contact a Vermont product liability lawyer for assistance.

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