Release Date: June 21, 2023
Release Number: 23-227
Nationwide Pharmaceutical Recalls Iron Dietary Supplements Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning
Name of Product: Ferrous Sulfate (Iron) Enteric-Coated Tablets, 324 mg – 100 Tablet Bottles
Hazard: The recalled dietary supplements contain iron which must be in child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child-resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
Consumers should immediately store the recalled dietary supplements in a safe location out of reach and sight of children and contact Nationwide Pharmaceutical for information on how to dispose of the product. Consumers can also return the product to the place of purchase to receive a refund of the purchase price.
Nationwide Pharmaceutical at 800-697-3329 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at https://nationwidepharmaceutical.com/product-recall/ or https://nationwidepharmaceutical.com and click on “Products” at the top of the page and select “Consumer Information” from the drop down menu for more information.
Units: About 4,000
This recall involves Ferrous Sulfate Enteric-Coated Tablets dietary supplements containing 324 mg of ferrous sulfate (iron) in bottles of 100 tablets. “Nationwide Pharmaceutical” and its logo are printed on the top left of the bottle’s label panel. The recalled bottles include lot numbers M0786, M0816, M0817 and M0818, which are printed on the bottom of the bottle.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Albertsons, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens nationwide from December 2022 through January 2023 for about $6.
Manufacturer: Prodigy Innovation LLC, of Princeton, New Jersey
Manufactured in: United States
Recalled Nationwide Pharmaceutical Ferrous Sulfate (Iron) Enteric-Coated Tablets, 324 mg – 100 Tablet Bottles
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