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March 10, 1999

Release # 99-076
CONTACT: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC, Sanapac Co. Announce Recall of Dietary Supplements

CPSC, Sanapac Co. Announce Recall of Dietary SupplementsWASHINGTON, 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 this recall.

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 product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to