Rexall, a Deerfield Beach, Florida, pharmaceutical company, has been forced to recall its calcium softgels after a mistake in the product's labels.
The affected bottles contain Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin. Glucosamine is an ingredient derived from certain crustaceans and may contain trace amounts of undeclared shellfish, which could potentially be deadly to consumers with shellfish allergies.
Rexall Calcium 12000 mg was distributed exclusively at Dollar General, which has in 9,800 stores across 38 states. The recall affects only one shipment — lot number 387651-04.
"When customers complained about the finding tablets in the bottle, and the discrepancy was confirmed, Rexall immediately began the recall process and removed the product from store shelves. Rexall is conducting an internal review of the manufacturing process to determine how the product was mislabeled," Packaging Digest notes.
Product recalls can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on how many items were mislabeled. It's crucial that manufacturers double-check their labels before putting them into widespread production.