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FDA Says Not to Take These Recalled Vitamins

Seven different products could contain foreign material.

Church & Dwight Co. has issued a voluntary recall for several vitafusion gummy vitamin bottles following consumer reports of metallic mesh material in the products, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website.

The impacted vitafusion products include 90- and 220-count Fiber Well, 50-count Kids Melatonin, 44- and 140-count Melatonin, 150-count MultiVites, and 250-count SleepWell. Two customers reported the possible presence of foreign material, which the company investigated. It says the bottles were produced between Oct. 29 and Nov. 3, 2020, and then distributed to in-store and online retailers from Nov. 13, 2020, to April 9, 2021. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now)

"The company is not aware of any reports of consumer illness or injury to date," the recall announcement says. "In some severe cases, ingesting a metallic material could lead to damage of the digestive tract."

The seven bottles have a UPC code of 27917 02659 and a Lot Code of WA00392539. They come in plastic blue, green, purple, and red bottles. If you have any of these products in your home, you should stop consumption immediately. Before throwing them out, you can call 1-800-981-4710 for a full refund.

Before your next trip to the grocery store, be sure to make note of a few other recalls out there right now. Both of these chips at Trader Joe's and this snack at Kroger are being recalled. Plus, one Hostess snack is being recalled because of mislabeling.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda