Parsippany-based Reckitt has voluntarily recalled 3.74 million of its Airborne Gummies bottles because of an injury hazard.
When opened for the first time, pressure build-up in the bottle can cause the cap and underlying seal to pop off with force, posing an injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated in the March 16 recall announcement.
The company has received 70 reports of the cap or seal popping off the bottles, including 18 reports of minor injuries and one report of an eye injury requiring medical attention.
This recall involves only 63- and 75-count bottles of Airborne Gummies in blueberry pomegranate, orange and assorted fruit flavors. The UPC numbers are located on the product label, and lot codes and expiration dates are located on the bottom of the bottle. Click here for the full list of UPC numbers and lot codes included in this recall.
The bottles were sold at Target, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and www.schiffvitamins.com from May 2020 through February 2022 for between $18 and $33.
Consumers should not attempt to open the new products and should contact Reckitt to return the unopened bottle(s) to receive a full refund. Consumers may call Reckitt toll-free at 888-266-8003 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit www.schiffvitamins.com/pages/airborne-recall for more information. A postage-paid label will be provided.
Bottles that have already been opened are not subject to this recall as they would have released any pressure build-up and do not present an injury hazard.