Certain lots of L'il Critters and vitafusion vitamins recalled due to metal wire fragments

Starting date:
April 20, 2021
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75447

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: L’il Critters Gummy Vites, vitafusion Fibre Well, and vitafusion MultiVites.
  • Issue: Certain lots are being recalled because they may contain metal wire fragments.
  • What to do: Stop using the recalled products. Contact the company before disposing of the product to obtain a refund. Report side effects and complaints to Health Canada.

Issue

Church & Dwight Canada Corp. is recalling certain lots of L’il Critters Gummy Vites children’s vitamins, as well as vitafusion Fibre Well and vitafusion MultiVites vitamins for adults, because certain lots may contain metal wire fragments. The affected lots were manufactured within a specific four-day period between October 29 and November 3, 2020. The products were distributed nationally.

Ingesting the metal fragment could damage the digestive system. Based on information from the company, the metal fragments are thought to be small pieces of a stainless steel filter screen that failed during manufacturing. The fragments are thin, visible, flexible wires measuring approximately 25 millimetres long. The company became aware after receiving consumer complaints, none of which involved a report of consumer injury as a result of the issue.

Health Canada is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall and the company’s implementation of any necessary corrective and preventative actions. Should any additional recalls be deemed necessary, Health Canada will update the table below and inform Canadians.

What you should do

  • Stop using the affected product.  
  • Talk to your healthcare provider if you or your child have taken a recalled product and have health concerns.
  • Contact Church & Dwight Canada Corp. at 1-800-981-4710 to obtain a refund before disposing of the product, or if you have questions about the recall.
  • Report any health product-related side effects or complaints to Health Canada.

Affected products

L’il Critters Gummy Vites, vitafusion Fibre Well, and vitafusion MultiVites.

Product description

The following product is affected by this recall:
Photo Product NPN Product UPC Lot Expiry
L’il Critters Gummy Vites 70-count bottle L’il Critters Gummy Vites 70-count bottle 80093799 0-27917-27000-5 WA03063552
WA03101954
05/2022
L’il Critters Gummy Vites 190-count bottle L’il Critters Gummy Vites 190-count bottle 80093799 0-27917-01704-4 WA03105933
WA03105561
05/2022
L’il Critters Gummy Vites 275-count bottle L’il Critters Gummy Vites 275-count bottle 80093799 0-27917-00198-2 WA03066312
WA03065947
05/2022
vitafusion Fibre Well 90-count bottle 80046319 0-27917-02298-7 WA03086272 11/2022
vitafusion MultiVites 250-count bottle 80089431 0-27917-00197-5 WA03045979
WA03045978
04/2022
vitafusion MultiVites 150-count bottle 80089431 0-27917-02333-5 WA03046274 04/2022

Media enquiries

Health Canada
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