Posted August 6, 2015

Children and Adult Gummy Vitamins Recalled in Canada Due to Excessive Vitamin D

On August 6, 2015, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. FDA) announced Church & Dwight Canada Corp. is recalling the following supplements because they contain more vitamin D than claimed on the label (identified in Canada by their assigned natural product number (NPN):

  • L'il Critters Vitamin D3 ( NPN 80036362): This product was found to contain almost four times the level of vitamin D indicated on its label and exceeds the daily tolerable upper intake for children 8 years of age and under. Health Canada warned that excessive intake of vitamin D in children 8 years of age and younger can cause vitamin D intoxication; symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, lack of appetite, irritability, dehydration, fatigue and weight loss.
  • Vitafusion Calcium Adult Gummy Vitamins ( NPN 80029584): This product was found to contain slightly more than the daily tolerable upper intake level for adults of 4,000 IU.

It's not clear at this time if the recall applies to the same products sold in the U.S. but ConsumerLab.com will update this page as soon as that information becomes available. 

(Update: (8/7/15) According to Church & Dwight Canada Corp., this recall does not affect products sold in the U.S. at this time.)

Although ConsumerLab.com has not tested these particular products, it has reported that gummy vitamins can be more challenging to manufacture than tablets and capsules, and incorporating vitamin D into gummies can be especially difficult.

See ConsumerLab.com's  Vitamin D Supplements Review for tests of related products.

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To read Health Canada's statement, use the link below.