Company recalls more than 3 million Airborne Gummies
ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) – The company that produces Airborne Gummies has recalled more than three million bottles because the pressure buildup inside the bottles could cause injury.
When the bottle is opened, the pressure can cause the cap and underlying seal to pop upwards with force. One consumer reported an eye injury and 18 others reported minor injuries to Reckitt, the company that produces the gummies for immune system support. Overall, there have been 70 reports of the cap or the seal popping off with force.
The gummies were sold at many national chain stores with branches in Rochester, including Target, Walgreens, CVS, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco, and Walmart. They were also sold online at Amazon and Reckitt’s website.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall is only for 63 and 75 count bottles of the gummies of the flavors blueberry pomegranate, orange, or assorted fruit. The organization’s website has a complete list of the 12-digit UPCs for the recalled bottles.
Consumers with unopened bottles should not open them, said the CPSC. Instead, they should contact Reckitt to receive a full refund, by calling 888-266-8003 or through the company’s website. Reckitt will provide a postage-paid label to return the bottle to the company.