Administration Issues Prompt Recall of Infant Supplement
Garden of Life announced a voluntary recall of its Baby Organic Liquid supplement for infants. The recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure because the product includes directions for use that may not be interpreted correctly.
Baby Organic Liquid is a probiotic supplement that contains seven probiotic strains. The label of the carton currently states "Do not insert syringe directly in mouth. Dispense liquid slowly into the mouth, toward the inner cheek. May be mixed with breast milk or formula." If the product is not administered exactly as the labeled instructions, it may pose swallowing difficulties and may be a possible choking hazard due to the thickness of the liquid.
One parent had expressed difficulties on safely administering the product into a newborn's mouth. As a result, the Company is recalling all lots of the product in order to present new instructions on the label, advising parents to only administer the liquid by mixing in either breast milk or formula and not to administer directly into the infant's mouth. The affected products contain Lot #5487617, #5487717, #5487817, and #5500817 with expiration dates of 12/2018.
Baby Organic Liquid is part of the Dr. Formulated line which was launched within the past two weeks. Individuals who purchased the product can return it for a full refund. The product was sold at select natural grocers, health food stores, and on the internet.
For more information call (866) 211-9058 or visit FDA.gov.