NBTY refunding more than $2 million for children's vitamins

7:42 PM, Aug 14, 2012   |    comments
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(CNN) - The marketer of Disney and Marvel hero-themed vitamins for children is refunding more than $2 million dollars.

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, 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.


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