Recall: GNC Multivitamins: Women's Ultra Mega (Women's, Active, Energy and Metabolism), and Prenatal Formula with Iron
On 2011-06-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding GNC Multivitamins: Women's Ultra Mega (Women's, Active, Energy and Metabolism), and Prenatal Formula with Iron due to a potential poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2011 for about $9 to $35.
About 3,000 units are involved in this General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) multivitamin recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Vitamins & Supplements category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 100,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 462-2548
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What is the problem?
The product contains iron, but does not have child-resistant packaging as required by federal law. If ingested by a child, these vitamins could cause serious injury or death.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall only involves the following four products with the noted lot numbers: GNC Women's Ultra Mega 28-count multivitamin bottles with lot numbers 0432AL1781 and 1283CL1781, GNC Women's Ultra Mega Active 180-count multivitamin bottles with lot numbers 1029BL1783 and 1030BL1783, GNC Women's Ultra Mega Energy and Metabolism 90-count multivitamin bottles with lot number 1450CL1789 and GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron 120-count multivitamin bottles with lot number 0785BL2863. The lot numbers are printed on the side of the bottle and on the bottom of the product's packaging. The affected lots are packaged in a white plastic bottle with a white label and a flip-top cap.
These items were sold new+ at GNC retail stores nationwide and at the GNC website from March 2011 through May 2011 for between approximately $9 and $35.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should keep these products out of the reach of children and return them to the GNC store where they were purchased to be exchanged for a replacement bottle or refund.
For additional information, consumers can contact GNC toll-free at (888)462-2548 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.gnc.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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