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Vitamin Supplement Recalled, Potential Risk for Cancer, Lead Poisoning

Two brands of a powdered vitamin and mineral supplement are under recall due to unsafe levels of lead and arsenic believed to cause certain types of cancer or lead poisoning.

About The Recall

Cellect Products Inc. and Oglethorpe Ltd. are recalling the Cellect Unflavored Powder and Essentials Factor Cell Synergy Unflavored Powder in 1.25-pound bottles with the lot number 041907 and manufactured on 05/20/2019. Both the lot number and date are stamped on the bottom of the white, plastic canister. 

According to the recall notice, “taking more than two servings daily potentially could result in an accumulation of Lead in the body over time and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. People with high blood levels of lead may show no symptoms, but the condition may cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs.”

The Fix

Consumers should stop using the supplements and return them for a replacement or refund. No illnesses, injuries or “adverse” effects have been reported.

All consumer questions can be directed to Cellect Products Inc. and Oglethorpe Ltd. at 631-509-5316 or by email at request@cellect.org.

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