As San Diego injury lawyers, we want to share an important recall alert
involving “Well at Walgreens” multivitamin Women 50+ tablets.
The vitamins pose a danger to children because they fail to comply with
Poison Prevention Packaging Act, household substances that pose a poisoning risk, such as medications
and vitamins, must be packaged in child-resistant packaging. The packaging
must be designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children
less than five years of age to open within a reasonable time, but not
difficult for normal adults to use properly.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the packaging
for the Multivitamin Women 50+ tablets is not child-resistant as required
by the PPPA. The multivitamin supplement tablets inside the bottle contain
iron, which can cause serious injury or death to young children if multiple
tablets are ingested at once.
For parents who may be concerned, the
CPSC recall notice states that “Well at Walgreens Multivitamin Women 50+” is
printed on the bottle’s white and silver label. A yellow band at
the top of the label states “Value Size.” UPC number 3-11917-17262-0
and one of the following lot numbers 000001 (EXP 9/2016), 000002 (EXP
12/2016) or 000003 (EXP 11/2016) are printed on the back of the bottles
on a white label. The recalled vitamins were sold at Walgreens drug stores
nationwide from January 2015 through March 2015 for about $16.
Given the significant risk of injury, parents and caregivers are advised
to immediately place recalled bottles out of the reach of children and
contact International Vitamin Corp. for a free replacement child-resistant cap.