A recall notice posted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the cap or seal on the Immune System gummies made by Reckitt may pop off the bottle when opened for the first time. Of the 70 reports filed, the issue has caused 18 minor injuries, one of which required medical attention.
The recall includes the blueberry pomegranate, orange, and assorted fruit flavors sold in bottles of 63 and 75 gummies for between $18 and $33. They were found in Walmart, Costco, and Target, as well as Kroger, BJ's Wholesale Club, Walgreens, CVS, Sam's Club, Schiffvitamins.com, and Amazon.com.
Expiration dates range from 10/31/2021 to 12/31/2022. There are several UPC and lot codes involved. To see a full list, click here.
Should these gummies be in your kitchen, the company says that "Bottles that have already been opened are not subject to this recall as they would have released any pressure build up and do not present an injury hazard."
But "Consumers with an unopened bottle(s) should not attempt to open the product and should contact Reckitt to return the unopened bottle(s) to receive a full refund. A postage-paid label will be provided."
Unfortunately, this isn't the only recall to affect grocery items right now. If you are a Costco member, check your kitchen not only for these gummies, but for a certain can of beans sold at warehouses in 17 states because it could contain small rocks inside. Also, if you've shopped at Trader Joe's recently, too, there's an item that may be dangerous to consume.