CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND NBTY INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF 12,000 BOTTLES OF MULTIVITAMINS WITHOUT CHILD-RESISTANT PACKAGING

The CPSC, in cooperation with NBTY Inc. of Bohemia, New York, have announced a voluntary recall of 12,000 bottles of Nature’s Bounty and Natural Wealth Brand Multivitamins made in the United States. Consumers should be sure to keep the product away from children.

The vitamins in question contain iron, but do not have child-resistant packaging as required by federal law. They could cause serious injury or death if ingested by a child. No injuries have been reported to date.

The Nature’s Bounty and Natural Wealth brand multivitamins have lot number 60835-06 written on the label. The recalled vitamins were sold in containers of 100 caplets. The containers are both clear with white caps and are labeled “Nature’s Bounty Multi-Day Multivitamin Plus Iron” or “Natural Wealth Daily Vitamin Plus Iron.”
The products were sold at various drug and grocery stores and independent distributors nationwide from July 2004 through March 2005 for about $4.

Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children and return it to the store where it was purchased or contact NBTY for information on receiving a refund or replacement.

For further information call NBTY at (800) 433-2990 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit www.naturalwealth.com  or www.naturesbounty.com  for more information about this recall.

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