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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
February 4, 1998

PRODUCT
Dietary Supplements:

a) Animal Shaped Children's Chewable Vitamins
with Iron and Beta Carotene, bulk

b) Poly-Tabs with Iron - Chewable, distributed
by J.J. Balan, Inc

c) Valumed Children's Chewable Multiple
Vitamins with Iron, 100 Tablets

d) Major Animal Shapes + Iron, distributed by
Major Pharmaceuticals

e) Children's Complete with Calcium, Iron, and
Minerals, bulk.

Recall #F-234/238-8

CODE

Bulk Animal Shaped Children's Chewable
Vitamins w/Iron & Beta Carotene CODE 2225A
(Nutro Laboratories' code).

Bulk Children's Complete with Calcium, Iron &
Minerals CODE 2288A (Nutro Laboratories'
code).
Poly-Tabs with Iron - Chewable, 100 count CODE
2225A, Lot 7C00550, NDC #0304-0900-01, Exp
3/00.
Children's Chewable Multiple Vitamins with
Iron, 100 count, CODE 2225A, Lot 7C00550, NDC
#0839-6552-06, Exp 3/00.
Animal Shapes + Iron Children's Chewable
Vitamins, 100 count, CODE 2225A, Lot 7C00550,
NDC #09040-53660, Exp 3/00.

MANUFACTURER

Nutro Laboratories, Inc., South Plainfield,
New Jersey.

RECALLED BY

Manufacturer, by telephone on July 7, 1997, by
fax on July 8, 1997, and by letter on July 8,
1997. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION

Nationwide.

QUANTITY

1,841,719 tablets were distributed.

REASON

Products contain excessive levels of lead.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.