Company to refund $2 million in kids’ vitamins

Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-15 11:53:56-04

Federal Trade Commission Website

The marketer of Disney and Marvel hero-themed vitamins for children is refunding more than $2 million.

NBTY has admitted its vitamins contained only a fraction of the nutritional value it claimed on the packaging.

The pills were advertised as containing a dose of DHA that would satisfy 100 percent of a child’s daily requirement.

But the Federal Trade Commission says in some cases, the vitamins contained only minuscule amounts of DHA.

DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish.

The packaging featured characters like Disney princesses, Winnie the Pooh, Nemo and Spider-Man.

The vitamins were sold at a number of major retailers and online for between $4 and $8.

If you think you may have bought a box between May of 2008 and September of 2010, you can file a claim on the FTC’s website until October 12.