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CPSC - Leiner Health Products Announce Recall of Multivitamins

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Long’s Central-Vite Multivitamins

Units: About 13,000

Manufacturer: Leiner Health Products, of Carson, Calif.

Hazard: The vitamins, which contain iron that can cause serious injury or death if ingested by children, do not have child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: The recalled Central Vite multivitamins were sold in a value size container of 500 tablets. The plastic white pill bottle is labeled “Advanced Formula Central Vite® with Lycopene” and “Value Size.”

Sold at: Long’s retail stores nationwide from March 2004 through December 2004 for about $16.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should keep this product out of reach of children and return the product to the nearest Long’s retail store for a refund or replacement.

Consumer Contact: Call Leiner Health Products at (800) 421-1168 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers may visit www.leiner.com for information about this recall.

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