The company behind popular vitamin and health brand “Airborne” has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of over 3.74 million bottles of gummies due to defective containers and potential risk of injury upon opening.
The bottles containing the gummy immune supplements are being recalled due to pressure build-up inside the bottles that can cause the cap and underlying seal to pop off “with force” causing a potential injury hazard, according to a recall alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 70 reports of the cap or seal popping off the bottles so far. In 18 of those cases, people reported minor injuries, while there was one report of an eye injury requiring medical attention.
The voluntary recall does not affect bottles of gummies that have already been opened as any pressure build-up would have already been released. The recall only affects unopened bottles that are being opened for the first time. The recall includes 63 and 75 count bottles in blueberry, pomegranate, orange, and assorted fruit flavors. These bottles were sold at several major retailers, including Target, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, CVS, and others online from approximately May 2020 through February 2022.
Information concerning what is causing the supplements to release gas and cause pressure build-up is still unclear. The recall indicates that the gummies are not affected by the pressure build-up and remain safe to consume as directed on the label. However, any unopened bottles are requested to please not be opened and returned for a full refund instead.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an affected Airborne product, please contact an attorney at Abraham Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll-free at 1‑800-870-9584.