The recall affects several types of Airborne Gummies distributed nationwide.
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If you take Airborne Gummies to give your immune system a boost, you may want to take a peek inside your medicine cabinet. Reckitt, the company that produces the chewable morsels, recently recalled more than 3.74 million bottles of gummies due to an "injury hazard." More specifically, the gummies are being voluntarily recalled because pressure can build up inside the bottle and "cause the cap and underlying seal to pop off with force" when the bottle is opened for the first time.

According to the details of the recall, 63- and 75-count bottles of Airborne Gummies were impacted, including certain bundle packs and select kids gummies. The gummies were sold in blueberry pomegranate, orange, and assorted fruit flavors, and were distributed to stores nationwide as well as prominent online retailers. The recalled gummies were sold at Target, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Sam's Club, BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco, Walmart, and other stores across the country, and online at Amazon.com and Schiffvitamins.com from May 2020 through February 2022.

Some of the recalled products are listed below. For a full list of recalled items, click here. (Note: The UPC numbers are located on the product label, and lot codes and expiration dates are located on the bottom of the bottle.)

Recalled 63-count Assorted Fruit gummies:

  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1 Lot code: AC1270G Expiration date: ​​11/30/2021
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1 Lot code: AC1400A Expiration date: 11/30/2021
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1 Lot code: AC1400B Expiration date: 11/30/2021
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1 Lot code: AC1900H Expiration date: 3/31/2022
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1 Lot code: AC2180C Expiration date: ​​4/30/2022
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1 Lot code: AC2320A Expiration date: 4/30/2022
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1 Lot code: ​​AC3080A Expiration date: 7/31/2022
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1 Lot code: AC3300A Expiration date: 7/31/2022
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1 Lot code: AC3300B Expiration date: 7/31/2022
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6-47865-96299-1  Lot code: AC3080E Expiration date: 7/31/2022

Recalled 75-count Assorted Fruit gummies:

  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC1140G Expiration date: 10/31/2021
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC1140H Expiration date: 10/31/2021
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC1140I Expiration date: 10/31/2021
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC1270D Expiration date: 11/30/2021
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC1640A Expiration date: 12/31/2021
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC1640B Expiration date: 12/31/2021
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC1780G Expiration date: ​​2/28/2022
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC2060F Expiration date: 3/31/2022
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC2060G Expiration date: 3/31/2022
  • 12-digit UPC /SKU: 6 47865 18574 1 Lot code: AC2180A Expiration date: 4/30/2022

Consumers who are in possession of unopened Airborne Gummy bottles on the recall list should not attempt to open the product and should contact Reckitt to return the unopened bottles in order to receive a full refund. A postage-paid label will be provided. However, recalled bottles that have already been opened are not dangerous and are fine to use. Once a bottle is open, the pressure would have been released and there's no risk of injury.

Thus far, Reckitt has received 70 reports of the cap or seal popping off the bottles. Within these 70 reports there are 18 instances of minor injuries, and one report of an eye injury that required medical attention.