The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to recall all products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida because several people developed infections with dangerous bacteria.

The main products that moms should watch out for is “Leader® Liquid Vitamin D Supplement for Breastfed Infants” and “Leader® Multivitamin Supplement for Infants and Toddlers.”

"Leader® Liquid Vitamin D Supplement for Breastfed Infants" and "Leader® Multivitamin Supplement for Infants and Toddlers."

Baby Vitamin Supplements Recalled for Infection Risk

The bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) was discovered in the water system at PharmaTech’s manufacturing facility, according to the FDA. Because the water was used to make all of PharmaTech’s liquid medications, all of those medications are now being recalled.

The recall involves a wide range of products that were sold under several brands, including “Leader,” “Major Pharmaceuticals,” and “Rugby Laboratories” — so if you have any of their various drops or supplements in your medicine cabinet, throw them out immediately.

PharmaTech has had ongoing problems with B. cepacia contamination. In August 2016, the FDA warned hospitals not to use “Rugby® Diocto Liquid Stool Softener” after an outbreak of B. cepacia caused 60 people to develop infections in 8 states.

After the outbreak, two unopened bottles of Diocto Liquid tested positive for B. cepacia. Further investigations determined that the water system at PharmaTech was contaminated with the bacteria.

Infections with B. cepacia are rare, but they have a 42% fatality-rate because the bacteria resists treatment with common antibiotics. It typically infects hospitalized patients with weak immune systems, but babies and toddlers are also vulnerable to infections.

Baby Vitamin Supplements Recalled for Infection Risk

The recalled products include:

Liquid Multivitamin Supplement for Infants and Toddlers 50 mL, UPC: 096295128611 ALL LOTS
Liquid Vitamin D Supplement for Breastfed Infants 400 IU 50 mL, UPC: 096295128628 ALL LOTS
Certa-Vite Liquid 236ML 00904-5023-09 ALL LOTS
Poly-Vita Drops 50ML 00904-5099-50 ALL LOTS
Poly-Vita Drops W/Iron 50ML 00904-5100-50; ALL LOTS
Ferrous Drops Iron Supp 50ML 00904-6060-50 ALL LOTS
D-Vita Drops 50ML 00904-6273-50 ALL LOTS
Tri-Vita Drops 50ML 00904-6274-50 ALL LOTS
Senna Syrup 237ML 00904-6289-09 ALL LOTS
C Liquid 500mg 118ML 00536-0160-97 ALL LOTS
Diocto Liquid 50mg/5ml 473ML 00536-0590-85 ALL LOTS
Ferrous Sulfate Elixir 473ML 00536-0650-85 ALL LOTS
Fer Iron Liquid 50ML 50ML 00536-0710-80 ALL LOTS
Senexon Liquid 237ML 00536-1000-59 ALL LOTS
Diocto Syrup 60MG/15ML 473ML 00536-1001-85 ALL LOTS
Aller Chlor Syrup 120ML 00536-1025-47 ALL LOTS
Calcionate Syrup 16OZ 00536-2770-85 ALL LOTS
Cerovite Liquid 236ML 00536-2790-59 ALL LOTS
D3 400iu Liquid 50ML 00536-8400-80 ALL LOTS
Poly-Vitamin Liquid 50ML 00536-8450-80 ALL LOTS
Tri-Vitamin Liquid 50ML 00536-8501-80 ALL LOTS
Poly-Vitamin W/Iron Liquid 50ML 00536-8530-80 ALL LOTS

Source: How To Tell If Your Baby’s Liquid Multivitamin Supplements Were Recalled For Possible Contamination

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