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NBTY Acquisition LLC Dba Leiner Health Products Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Air Shield Effervescent Tablets, Air P

Posted Aug 18 2010 5:42am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 17, 2010 - NBTY Acquisition LLC, dba Leiner Health Products of Ronkonkoma, New York is recalling Air Shield, Air Protector, Immune System Support, and AirHealth Effervescent 10 Tablet containers and Stick Packs, 8 stick containers, because they may contain undeclared Soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the products contain soy but were distributed in packaging that did not list the presence of soy. These products were manufactured and packaged for NBTY Acquisition LLC dba Leiner Health Products by a contract manufacturer who did not disclose the presence of soy in the products.

The Effervescent Tablet product was sold under the names Air Shield, Air Protector, Immune System Support, and AirHealth, under various brands shown in the table below. The Stick Packs were sold only under Wal-born and Safeway brands.

The products listed below were distributed throughout the United States via retail stores.

Product No. Description UPC Codes Label Expiration Dates Lot Numbers
53220
AirHealth Lemon-Lime, 10 Tablets per Box
6 05388 66178 4
7 19283 59047 3
Equate (Walmart)
Meijer
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53220
Air Protector Lemon-Lime, 10 Tablets per Box
0 41163 44076 0
Equaline (SuperValue and Albertson's)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53220
Air Shield Lemon-Lime 10 Tablets per Box
0 36800 14551 1
0 74970 53220 5
0 50428 07878 5
3 12333 93141 9
0 00000 88266 8
Top Care
Your Life
CVS
Longs Wellness
Trader Darwin's (Trader Joe's)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53220
Immune System Support Lemon-Lime, 10 Tablets per Box
0 74990 73220 3
Target
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53140
AirHealth Orange, 10 Tablets per Box
6 05388 66146 3
3 21130 78726 6
3 21130 78726 6
8 40986 01982 1
0 74970 53140 6
0 10939 06044 0
Equate
Safeway
Safeway Select
Premier Value
Your Life
Sunmark
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53140
Air Protector Orange, 10 Tablets per Box
0 41163 43021 1
Equaline (SuperValue and Albertson's)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53140
Air Shield Orange 10 Tablets per Box
0 74970 53140 6
0 50428 07877 8
3 12333 93131 0
0 00000 88267 5
Your Life
CVS
Longs Wellness
Trader Darwin's
(Trader Joes)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53140
Immune System Support Orange, 10 Tablets per Box
0 74990 73140 4
Target
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53142
Air Shield Orange, 20 Tablets per Box (2 pack)
0 50428 09706 9
CVS
1/31/12 and earlier
All
54320
Air Shield Pink Grapefruit, 10 Tablets per Box
0 50428 11516 9
CVS
1/31/12 and earlier
All
83140
Immune System Support Orange Tablets, 10 Tablets per Box
0 74990 73140 4
Target Up & Up
1/31/12 and earlier
All
85322
Immune System Support Lemon Lime Tablets, 10 Tablets per Box
0 74990 73220 3
Target Up & Up
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53710
Walborn Lemon Lime Stick Pack (powder) 8 Stick Count per Box 3.8g per Stick
3 11917 08770 2
Walborn (Walgreen's)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53710
AirHealth Lemon Lime Stick Pack (powder) 8 Stick Count per Box 3.8g per Stick
3 21130 78733 4
Safeway
1/31/12 and earlier
All

As of this date, there have been no adverse reaction complaints reported relating to this recall.

Consumers who have any of these products in their possession should call 1-888-534-6370, Monday – Friday 9 am – 7 pm EDT for further instructions.

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