Kids Vitamins Not as Healthy as Labeled
August 16, 2012
by Sasha Emmons
You really can’t believe everything you read. Vitamin manufacturer NBTY is issuing more than $2 million in refunds to customers after the Federal Trade Commission found only trace amounts of DHA in vitamin bottles that claimed in packaging to have 100% of a child’s daily requirement, according to CNN.
The FTC alleges that for kids 4 and up, the vitamins contain one one-thousandth of the recommended amount of DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain development. For smaller kids, the vitamins contain an even smaller percentage of what’s required.
The Disney- and Marvel-themed vitamins, which feature Spiderman, Winnie the Pooh, Nemo, and princesses, were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Kroger, Kmart, Meijer and Rite Aid, and online. Consumers who purchased the vitamins between May 2008 through September 2010 can file a claim here until October 12, 2012.