The Body Shot Bar is recalling all lots of Step 2 60 gold capsules because it contains sibutramine, an appetite suppressant, that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 2010, along with phenolphthalein, a laxative. No complaints or reports of adverse effects have been received to date.
Sibutramine will substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and can present a significant risk for patients who have a history of coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. It also contains phenolphthalein, an ingredient used in over the counter laxatives that was removed from the market because of carcinogen concerns. These ingredients could also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications people may be taking.
The product is sold as a weight loss dietary supplement and is packaged in a white bottle in blue and gold. The affected lots include the expiration date 7/30/2017. It was distributed to consumers nationwide via the internet.
If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Turn it in to the drug drop off program in your community, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.