Posted February 22, 2012

Baby Vitamin Recalled for Excessive Iodine

Shaklee Corporation recently recalled two lots of Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral powder for containing iodine in excess of the amount labeled, according to a news item dated January 30, 2012 on the Shaklee website. Although the posting does not list the amounts of iodine found in the products, Shaklee's posting states the following:

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Late in the evening on January 20th, our quality audit of our children's products identified a potential issue with two lots of Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder. We immediately did a thorough testing of each lot and identified that the iodine exceeded the labeling of the product. We quickly identified 4,222 purchasers and sent them a notification to discontinue using the product. We also automatically issued a refund.

At the same time we consulted with leading medical experts who conducted a thorough review of the medical and scientific literature. Their conclusion is that there is no evidence that this level of iodine poses a serious health risk, and any adverse effects would be rare and temporary and would be reversed quickly after discontinuation of the product.

The lot numbers are Lot AR1E01 and Lot AR9K01. Lot numbers are located on the bottom left side panel of the label, right above the expiration date. If you have any product from these lots, we ask that you immediately stop using the product and discard it. You can also contact us via email at info@shaklee.com or via phone at (888) 252-4690. We will respond to every inquiry. If you have any concerns about a child who has ingested this product, please contact your pediatrician.

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Additional information and a photo of the product is available using the link below which will take you to the Shaklee website; then click on "Shaklee in the News" listed under the "News" category.

For information about multivitamins for adults and children, including information about iodine intake, see ConsumerLab.com Product Review of Multivitamins.