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Gummy vitamins recalled because of potentially dangerous contamination

The manufacturer says the affected products could contain metallic mesh material

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Consumers who take certain gummy vitamins may want to make sure that they aren’t actually a danger to their health. Consumer goods manufacturer Church & Dwight issued a recall for some of its vitafusion gummy products because they may have been contaminated with a metallic mesh material that could be dangerous if ingested. 

The company said it decided to recall the following gummy vitamin products:

  • Vitafusion kids Melatonin 50 ct; 

  • Vitafusion Fiber Well 220ct; 

  • Vitafusion SleepWell 250ct; 

  • Vitafusion MultiVites 150ct; 

  • Vitafusion Melatonin 44ct; 

  • Vitafusion Melatonin 140ct; and 

  • Vitafusion Fiber Well 90ct. 

All of the affected bottles have expiration dates between 4/22 and 11/22. They were distributed to retailers (both online and brick and mortar) from November 13, 2020, to April 9, 2021. Lot numbers can be viewed here

Possible metallic mesh material in products

An investigation by the FDA found a metallic mesh material in certain product lots made between October 29, 2020, and November 3, 2020. The material could potentially lead to damage to the digestive tract, but Church & Dwight said it’s not aware of any reports of consumer illness or injuries tied to the recall. 

Consumers who purchased any of the products listed above are advised to stop consuming them immediately and to contact Church & Dwight for a full refund.

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