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Posted September 8, 2017

Probiotic for Infants Recalled Due to Potential Choking Hazard

On September 7, 2017, Garden of Life, LLC, issued a recall of Baby Organic Liquid, a liquid probiotic supplement for infants, because the product, as labeled, includes directions for use that may be misinterpreted and could pose a choking hazard due to the thickness of the liquid. The company is recalling the product is recalling the product in order to relabel it with new instructions, advising parents to only administer the product by mixing in either breast milk or formula and not to administer directly into the infant's mouth. 

Recalled Baby Organic Liquid is sold in the U.S. at a limited number of natural grocers, health food stores and online. It can be identified by the UPC number 58010 12073, with lot numbers 5487617, 5487717, 5487817, and 5500817 (all have the expiration date of 12/2018).

(See ConsumerLab.com's Product Review on Probiotics for tests of related products.)

See related recalls and warnings:

FDA Warns Seller of Probiotic and Omega-3 Supplements for Manufacturing Violations

NOW Foods Recalls Ginkgo & Other Supplements

Gluten Found in More Than Half of Popular Probiotic Supplements Tested

Maker of Probiotic Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations

To see the FDA's recall notice, use the link below.