Recall alert: FDA recalls 2 dietary supplements for infants, children

Recall alert: FDA recalls 2 dietary supplements for infants, children
The FDA recalled two products for infants and young children because their packaging did not indicate they contained milk products. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk in two infant and child dietary supplements has led to those companies recalling them over concerns over potential food allergy problems.

Wellements Iron Drops and UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity are meant for children under the age of 3 and are not supposed to contain milk, according to news releases from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Each company’s recall, posted by the FDA on Friday, said an ingredient was accidentally mixed with lactose and sent to the supplement producers without noting that it contained milk.

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Wellements LLC is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, while Upspring LLC is based in Austin, Texas.

Wellements is voluntarily recalling two lots of its 1-ounce/30-milliliter bottles of Iron Drops liquid dietary supplement, along with an Iron Drops sample liquid dietary supplement, the FDA said. The Iron Drops were sold between May 1, 2019, through Wednesday, through select retail stores, and The Iron Drops samples were distributed on the same dates nationwide through promotional giveaways. The Iron Drops are for children ranging in age from 4 months to 3 years old.

Wellements reported at least one allergic reaction, according to the recall notice.

Consumers who bought the Wellements supplements can return them to the store where they were bought for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call 800-255-2690, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m, EDT.

UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity dietary supplements were distributed nationwide via, and Target, along with other retail stores and online channels between May 2, 2019, and July 17, 2020, the FDA said in its recall notice.

The recalled UpSpring product was packaged in a 60-milliliter dark brown glass bottle with lot # 06691 and with an expiration date of March 2021.

UpSpring’s recall concerns only lot No. 06691, expiration date March 2021. Those with questions can email or call 512-828- 7988, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.