March 10, 1999
Release # 99-076
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, Sanapac Co. Announce Recall of Dietary
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Sanapac Co., of Dallas, Pa., is
voluntarily recalling about 140,000 bottles of dietary supplements containing elemental
iron. The supplements being recalled are not packaged in child-resistant packaging as
required under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. If accidentally swallowed by children
in toxic amounts, these supplements can cause serious injury or death.
CPSC and Sanapac Co. are not aware of any injuries involving these products. This recall
is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The products involved are "Super Queens Inner Woman", "Super Kings Inner
Man", "Sanapac Inner Man Gold", "Sanapac Rooster Brand Pills" and
"Extra Strength Rooster Kings". The Sanapac company name and logo are on each
bottle. The recalled products are packaged in containers of 30, 35, 60 and 70 tablets, all
of which have traditional, screw-on caps.
Pharmacies, health food, vitamin and grocery stores nationwide sold the supplements from
January 1998 through December 1998 for about $6 to $20.
Consumers should immediately return the products to the store where purchased for a refund
or a child-resistant package. Consumers with questions about this recall should call
Sanapac Co. at (800) 220-8180 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
Products sold since December 1998 are in child-resistant packages and are not involved in
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of
consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
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