October 23, 2016

Ton Shen Health Expands Recall of DHZC-2 Tablets for Lead

Ton Shen Health/Life Rising Corporation of Chicago is expanding its recall of DHZC-2 Tablets for elevated lead levels to include all lots purchased before August 24, 2016. There have been six cases of adverse effects involving individuals taking the dietary supplement. Lead is a toxic substance that can cause lead poisoning. Tiny amounts of lead won't hurt you, but in larger quantities, this heavy metal can cause cancer, developmental delays, Lead builds up in your body over a period of months or years. At very high levels of the metal, lead poisoning is fatal. The symptoms of lead poisoning in children include developmental delays, learning problems, irritability, loss of appetite, weight loss, sluggishness and fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and hearing loss. … [Read more...]

Two Children Sickened After Consuming Life Rising Dietary Supplement

The FDA is investigating incidents associated with Life Rising dietary supplements from Ton Shen Health/Life Rising. The government was informed by the Cook County Department of Health in Chicago, Illinois that two children who may have consumed the product have elevated lead levels. In addition, the FDA is investigating reports of two people who consumed this product who died. It is not clear if the deaths are associated with the product, according to the FDA. Lead is a toxic heavy metal. In small amounts, it can cause brain damage and lowered IQ. In larger amounts, it can cause cancer and death. Lead can affect every bodily system, but those effects depend on the age of the person, the amount ingested, and the length of time the person is exposed to lead. Symptoms of lead … [Read more...]

DHZC-2 Chinese Herbal Supplement Recalled for Lead

Ton Shen Health of Chicago, IL is recalling DHZC-2 Tablets, a Chinese herbal supplement, because it contains elevated lead levels. Lead is a toxic metal that can reduce IQ, cause kidney and nervous system damage, and seizures. One illness has been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The product was sold in a 1.6 ounce, white plastic package marked with lot #2163-844 on the bottom and UPC number 616042102727. The recalled tablets were sold mostly in Chicago in retail stores, and some were distributed to other states through mail order. FDA found a high level of lead in the samples. The sale of this product has been suspended, and inventory put on hold while the FDA investigates. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Return it to the place of … [Read more...]

Michael’s Naturopathic Recalls Cholesterol Metabolism Factors

Michael's Naturopathic Programs is recalling some lots of the dietary supplement Cholesterol Metabolism Factors™ because it may contain undeclared milk and soy. The milk is in the form of calcium caseinate. Anyone who is allergic to milk and/or soy, or who is lactose intolerant, could have a serious reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Cholesterol Metabolism Factors™, sold in white plastic bottles with the Michael's brand label. Three sizes of this product are affected: 90 count, 180 count, and 270 count. These are the lot numbers and Best By dates: 1307013 and 6/2016; 1310060 and 10/2016; 1402177 and 3/2017; 1405356 and 6/2017; 1408114 and 8/2017; 1410186 and 11/2017; 1501476 and 2/2018; 1505367 and 6/2018; 1510296 … [Read more...]

Nature Made Recalls Vitamins for Possible Salmonella or Staph

Pharmavite LLC is recalling specific lots of Nature Made® products for possible Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination. Both Salmonella and Staph aureus can lead to food poisoning. The recall was initiated after the company found that testing for these pathogens was not completed properly on these batch lots. The recalled products include certain lot numbers of Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi in 90 and 150 count bottles; Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3 in 150 count bottles. Also recalled are lot numbers of Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi for Her plus Omega-3s in 100 and 150 count bottles, and Nature Made® Super B Complex w/C & Folic Acid Tablets in 140, 460, and 360 count bottles. You can see the identifying information of the recalled products, including … [Read more...]

Body Shot Bar Step 2 Recalled for Undeclared Drugs

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 … [Read more...]

Iowa Select Herbs Recalls Dietary Supplements

In the FDA's Weekly Enforcement Report for the week ending May 11, 2016, Iowa Select Herbs recalled dietary supplements for misbranding, unapproved new drugs, and adulterated dietary supplements. The products were ordered recalled by the FDA because a consent decree for injunctive relief was declared. These products were distributed to retail stores in California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New York, and South Carolina, and to consumers nationwide and internationally in Denmark, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and Serbia. The recalled products include Acerola Berry (Malpighia) in 4 fluid ounce containers, with lot number 32796 and expiration date 04/2019. Also recalled is Acia Berry (Euterpe oleracea) in 4 ounce containers with lot number 22345 and … [Read more...]

Amino Gold Products Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Ultimate Nutrition is recalling its dietary supplement Amino Gold because it may contain undeclared milk in the form of hydrolyzed whey protein. Anyone who is allergic to milk or who is lactose intolerant may have a reaction if they eat this product. No reactions have been reported to date. The recalled products are Amino Gold Capsules/1000 mg with code 140, size 250 Cap, and UPC number 0 99071 00140 5. Also recalled is Amino Gold Formula/1000 mg with code 120, size 250 Tab, and UPC number 0 99071 00120 7. Finally, Amino Gold/1500 mg is recalled. The code is 110, size 325 Tab, and UPC number 0 99071 00110 8. The lot numbers and expiration dates are: 403122 (exp: 3-17), 405138 (5-17), 406001 (6-17), 407067 (7-17), 508080 (8-18), 602230 (2-19), 604166 (4-19). If you purchased any of … [Read more...]

SOS Telecom Recalls Unapproved Drugs Sold as Dietary Supplements

SOS Telecom is recalling unapproved drugs marketed and sold as dietary supplements. All lots of these products are recalled because they contain Sildenafil, a PDE-5 inhibitor which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction. SIldenafil can interact with nitrates in some prescription drugs and can lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. The recalled products are Tiger-X, lot number 9236999, with best use by date of 12/16/2016. It is sold in 1 capsules per pack/24 single packs per box. Also recalled is Ninja-X with lot number 7920888 and best use by date of 6/31/2018. It is also sold in ` capsules per pack/24 single packs per box. Ginseng Power-X, with lot number 7788965 and best use by date of 10/15/2018 is also recalled .That product is sold in 1 … [Read more...]

Black Gold X Advanced, Other Supplements Recalled

Making It A Lifestyle is recalling all lots of 3rd Degree, Black Gold X Advanced and Black Label X capsule because they contain undeclared sibutramine and sildenafil. Those ingredients make these products an unapproved new drug. No adverse events have been reported to date. Sibutramine is in 3rd Degree and Black Gold X Advanced. This is a controlled substance that was removed from the market in 2010 because it substantially increases blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and could pose a risk for anyone with heart disease or a history of stroke, congestive heart failure, or arrhythmia. This product can also interact, in life-threatening ways, with any other medications. Black Label X contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra. This … [Read more...]

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