Prenatal vitamins recalled due to defective child-resistant packaging

Rae Wellness Dietary Supplement Prenatal Vitamin Booster Overview:

  • Who: Rae Wellness is recalling its Rae Prenatal Capsules and Rae Immune Capsules.
  • Why: The packaging of the products is not childproof, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
  • Or: The recall is national in the United States.

A range of popular dietary supplements manufactured by Rae Wellness are subject to a recall because they are not sold in child-safe packaging, posing a risk of child poisoning.

In a recall notice Posted April 14 on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website, Rae Wellness announced it was recalling its Rae Prenatal Capsules and Rae Immunity Capsules.

“The products are food supplements containing iron, which must be in child-resistant packaging, as required by the Poison Control Packaging Act (PPPA)“, the notice states. “The packaging of the products is not child-resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.”

No adverse incidents have been reported to date, according to the prenatal vitamin recall advisory.

The company is not currently facing any legal action for the recall, but Top Class Actions is closely monitoring the recalls as they sometimes end in class action lawsuits.

Prenatal vitamin recall notice says consumers can get a full refund

The recall applies to approximately 191.20 bottles of Rae Wellness Prenatal and Immune Capsules.

Both products were sold in bottles of 60 capsules and had “Rae” in yellow letters and “Prenatal” or “Immunity” printed on the label. The bottles have a white continuous thread closure.

“Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe place out of the reach of children and contact Rae Wellness for information on how to dispose of the product and receive a full refund,” the recall notice states.

Consumers may also contact the place of purchase for a full refund.

The products were sold at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com, ThriveMarket.com, Amazon.com, FabFitFun.com and StandardDose.com from September 2019 through February 2022 for Rae Prenatal Capsules and October 2020 to February. 2022 for Rae Immunity Capsules. They sold for around $15.

News comes after $1.75 million Rainbow Light prenatal vitamin class action settlement received final approval in 2020, end of complaints that the company’s prenatal vitamins contain lead despite being advertised as free of heavy metals.

Have you purchased these dietary supplements? Let us know if you’ll be requesting a refund in the comments!



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