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5 Types of Gummy Vitamins Were Just Recalled Because They May Contain Metal

Vitamin manufacturer Church & Dwight Co., Inc. initiated a Vitafusion recall on certain lots of the brand’s gummy vitamins and supplements this week. According to a company announcement shared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the voluntary recall was prompted by an investigation into two customer reports, which revealed that “metallic mesh material” is potentially present in particular lots of gummy products.

The Vitafusion recall includes five types of gummy vitamins and supplements: 

  • Kids Melatonin, 50-count
  • Fiber Well, 90-count and 220-count
  • SleepWell, 250-count
  • MultiVites, 150-count
  • Melatonin, 44-count and 140-count

But the recall only pertains to particular lots that were manufactured between October 29 and November 3, 2020, and distributed to in-person and online sellers between November 13, 2020 through April 9, 2021. 

To find out if your specific products are affected, check the FDA‘s full list of recalled products, including images of the products, expiration dates, and the specific UPC and Lot Code numbers. You can also enter the UPC and Lot Codes of a Vitafusion product on the Dwight & Church site to check if it is part of the recall. 

It’s important to note that the New Jersey-based company has not received any customer reports of illness or injury from consuming the possibly contaminated gummy vitamins. However, “In some severe cases, ingesting a metallic material could lead to damage of the digestive tract,” the announcement explains.

If you purchased any of the recalled products, stop taking them immediately. Consumers should call the company’s consumer affairs team first to receive a full refund, and then dispose of the product. Any customers who experience illness or injury they think may be associated with ingesting the products are encouraged to contact the company’s medical information center. 

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