Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Leiner Health Products Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Liquimax® Multivitamin

Leiner Health Products Inc. ("Leiner" or "the Company") today announced that it is recalling its 32 ounce plastic bottles of Liquimax Complete Nutrition Multivitamin Formula, labeled with UPC Code 7497052290, 7497023607, or 7497023696 because the product may contain undeclared fish (not shellfish), tree nuts (almonds, pecans and/or walnuts), and wheat. People who have allergies to fish, tree nuts and/or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Liquimax Multivitamin was distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The Company has been made aware of the presence of these allergens after receiving consumer reports of an allergic reaction. The Company is aggressively investigating the situation, and currently believes a certain number of bottles of the product contain the listed allergens. Further, the Company has consulted with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the "FDA") and the agency is aware of the Company's actions.

Consumers allergic to the above listed allergens are advised not to consume the product and are asked to call 1-800-533-8482 for a full refund. This number can be contacted 24 hours a day with representatives available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm (EDT).

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report/hcp.htm
  • Regular Mail: use postage-paid FDA form 3500 available at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm.
    Mail to MedWatch 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787
  • Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178

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