Vitafusion recall: Church & Dwight recalling select gummy vitamins after reports of ‘metallic mesh’

A popular vitamin brand is recalling some of its gummy products because they could contain metal.

In a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration website Tuesday, New Jersey-based Church & Dwight Co., Inc. said it “initiated a voluntary recall of select vitafusion gummy products after the Company’s investigation of two consumer reports identified the possible presence of a metallic mesh material.”

The products were manufactured between Oct. 29 and Nov. 3, the notice said, and the company is not aware of any reports of consumer illness or injury. However, it added, that in “some severe cases, ingesting a metallic material could lead to damage of the digestive tract.”

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On its website, the company said the “products that were manufactured within a very limited timeframe due to an isolated issue at one of our manufacturing facilities.”

The affected products were distributed to stores and online retailers from Nov. 13 and April 9. A list of what retailers sold the products was not available Wednesday.

Two of the products – the kids’ melatonin and Fiber Well 90-count – were sold at Publix grocery stores, according to a recall notice on Publix’s website.

Consumers who purchased the affected vitamins should “stop consumption immediately” and can get a full recall by calling the company’s Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-981-4710 “before disposing of the product.”

For illness or injury, the recall notice says to call 1-888-234-1828.

Recall alert: List of affected vitamins

The recalled gummy vitamin products are listed below with the Universal Product Code (UPC), lot code and expiration date. The company says no other products are included in this recall.

  • vitafusion Kids Melatonin, 50 count, UPC 0-2791-00170-8, lot code WA03076268, expiration date November 2022
  • vitafusion Fiber Well, 220 count, UPC 0-27917-01984-0; lot code WA03087520, expiration date November 2022; lot code WA02487524, expiration date September 2022; and lot code WA03086273, expiration date November 2022
  • vitafusion SleepWell, 250 count, UPC 0-27917-02524-7, lot code WA03077414, expiration date November 2022
  • vitafusion MultiVites, 150 count, UPC 0-27917-01919-2, lot code WA03044959, expiration date April 2022
  • vitafusion Melatonin, 44 count, UPC 0-27917-28011-0, lot code WA03076270, expiration date November 2022
  • vitafusion Melatonin, 140 count, UPC 0-27917-02671-8; lot code WA03076990, expiration date November 2022; lot code WA03077852, expiration date November 2022; and lot code WA02608988, expiration date September 2022
  • vitafusion Fiber Well, 90 count, UPC 0-27917-01890-4, lot code WA02187020, expiration date August 2022; lot code WA03086671, expiration date November 2022 and lot code WA03087521, expiration date November 2022

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