CPSC and Inverness Medical Nutritionals Group Announce Recall of 64,000 Bottles of Iron Supplements Marketed without Child-Resistant Packaging

The Consumer Product Safety Community and Inverness Medical Nutritionals Group, of Freehold, New Jersey, have announced the voluntary recall of some 64,000 Walgreens High Potency Iron Supplements because the tablets 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. Consumers should immediately keep this product out of reach of children.

The recalled supplements were manufactured in the U.S. and sold at Walgreens retail stores nationwide from April 2005 through October 2005 for about $5.

To date, no injuries or incidents have been reported.

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.

Consumers should keep this product out of reach of children and return it to Walgreens for a free replacement.

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.

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