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