GSK Recalls Fiber Powder After Plastic Found in Product

April 29, 2020

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GSK Recalls Fiber Powder After Plastic Found in Product

Pharmaceuticals and wellness products manufacturer GSK Consumer Healthcare issued a voluntary recall this week for several lots of its Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder because the products possibly contain green plastic pieces or shavings from bottle caps on the containers.

The company announced the recall in a release posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website on Tuesday.  

“There is a potential risk of choking or physical injury to the soft tissues of the mouth or gastrointestinal tract of a consumer using the product who may not see a broken piece or shaving of plastic cap,” GSK Consumer Healthcare said in the notice.

Five impacted lots were distributed from Oct. 28, 2019 to Jan. 21, 2020 to retail stores and online retailers in the US. The company said one consumer has complained that they found a green particle in a bottle of the product. 

“GSK Consumer Healthcare is taking all appropriate steps to notify its retail and wholesale customers impacted by this recall and is arranging for return of all recalled products,” the release said. 

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled products immediately. 

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