Before you open that bottle of medicine that’s supposed to help you stay healthy, pause because when you open it, the cap could fly in your face and hurt your eyes. #True story As a result, more than 3.7 million vials of over-the-counter medications have been recalled in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Everything you need to know about the Airborne Gummies recall in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois
Below is information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding the recall:
Total number of products recalled: About 3.74 million
Reason for recall: When people open the product for the first time, the pressure that has built up in the bottle may cause the cork and seal to pop off with force, which may lead to injury. 70 reports of caps or seals popping off bottles were reported. 18 of them caused minor injuries and one case of eye injury requiring medical attention was reported.
Description of recalled product: Airborne Gummies bottles with 63 and 75 gummies inside are part of this recall. Flavors that are part of the recall include Blueberry Pomegranate, Orange, and Assorted Fruit flavors.
UPC numbers and lot codes: You can find lot codes and expiration dates on the bottom of the bottle. The UPC number can be found on the product label. See the full list of recalled products announce the Consumer Product Safety Commission website here.
When and where the product was sold: The recalled products were sold between $18 and $33 between May 2020 and February 2022 at the following locations:
- sam’s club
- Big BJ Club
- and other stores nationwide
How to receive a refund: If you have one of these products and have not opened it, do not attempt to use the product or open the container. Contact Reckitt to return the unopened bottle(s) to receive a full refund. The company will send a postage-paid label for the return. You can reach Reckitt in the following ways:
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