How upset should I be about this?
We brought home a bottle of Transformers gummy vitamins. Complaint 1) Addison thought they tasted like feet. Complaint 2) They aren’t Transformers gummy vitamins. As the pictures here somewhat clearly show (how clear an image can gummy vitamins really portray?) the vitamins are Thomas the Tank Engine gummy vitamins.
For what it’s worth, Addison seemed more inclined to consume these homogenized globs of fortified corn syrup when he found out they were Thomas. I really don’t know what to make of that. But I wasn’t going to let that happen.
The good sign, I guess, is that Health Science Labs does sell Thomas the Tank Engine gummy vitamins. But that’s small comfort to the fact that this bottle of children’s vitamins is mislabeled. Health Science Labs also sells gummy vitamins for adults (yeah . . . go figure) concocted to combat osteoporosis, heart disease, and irregularity.
Would the adult gummies, Infinity8, be harmful to my kid? The nutritional info says it can be taken by children over the age of 2. But here’s the problem: the dosage for Infinity8 is one gummy; the dosage for the children’s vitamins is two gummies. So if Health Science Labs is in the habit of putting their vitamins into the wrong bottles, some other poor kid could be chowing down on two black-cherry Regul8 gummies with 6 grams of fiber when he thinks he’s getting a balanced blend of vitamins and nutrients.
I am fairly upset about this. For me, the bottom line is that this company doesn’t know precisely what they’re putting into their bottles. I’ve emailed their customer service department, and I’ll update this if and when I hear back from them. But I’ve seen nothing on their site in the way of an announcement of any kind.
Am I being silly? Wouldn’t be the first time. I’m just curious what people’s various states of alarm would be if a bottle of something dangerous enough to require a child-proof cap—something intended for your child’s health—didn’t contain what it said it did.