Product Recalls: Slim-30 Herb SupplementBy AP
Friday, July 16, 2010
Product Recalls: Slim-30 Herb Supplement
The following recall has been announced:
— J&H Besta Corp. is recalling Slim-30 Herb Supplement because it contains weight-loss ingredients that have not been approved for the product. The Hicksville, N.Y., company said the product was found to contain N-Desmethyl sibutramine and traces of sibutramine, drugs used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved this product, so its safety and effectiveness is unknown. Also, sibutramine can substantially increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some patients and might be a risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. No illnesses or injuries have been reported, the company said.
The product, marketed as a natural herb for weight loss, was sold to distributors and retail stores nationwide and in China as well as online. The affected code is 032009. For more information, consumers can call 516-735-1436.
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