Posted July 13, 2005

Recall of Multivitamins with Iron Lacking Child-Resistant Caps

On July 12, 2005, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with NBTY, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Nature’s Bounty and Natural Wealth Brand Multivitamins

Units: About 12,000 bottles

Manufacturer: NBTY Inc., of Bohemia, N.Y.

Hazard: The vitamins contain iron, but do not have child-resistant packaging as required by federal law. They could cause serious injury or death if ingested by a child.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Nature’s Bounty and Natural Wealth brand multivitamins have lot number 60835-06 written on the label. The recalled vitamins were sold in containers of 100 caplets. The containers are both clear with white caps. They are labeled “Nature’s Bounty Multi-Day Multivitamin Plus Iron” or “Natural Wealth Daily Vitamin Plus Iron.”

Sold at: Various drug and grocery stores and independent distributors nationwide from July 2004 through March 2005 for about $4.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children and return it to the store where it was purchased or contact NBTY for information on receiving a refund or replacement.

Consumer Contact: Call NBTY at (800) 433-2990 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit or for more information about this recall.