Healthy People Co. Dietary Supplements: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
[UPDATED 02/22/2012] Healthy People Co. notified the public that it is expanding its nationwide recall of the company’s dietary supplements, regardless of the lot numbers referenced, for products purchased on or before October 25, 2011.
Recall includes the following products/lot numbers/UPC numbers:
- Mince Belle Dietary Supplement (30 Capsules) Lots HPCMB/10-026, HPCMB/10-027, HPCMB/10-029, HPCMB/10-020, HPCMB/10-021; UPC7503013203305
- PERFECT Men Dietary Supplement (30 Capsules) Lots HPCPM/002; UPC7503013203190
- EVERLAX Dietary Supplement (30 Capsules) Lots HPCEX/074, HPCEX/076, HPCEX/072; UPC7503013203046
- EVER Slim Dietary Supplement (30 Capsules) Lots HPCES-079, HPCES-070, HPCES-071; UPC7503013203053
- Herbal Drink Acai-man Mangosteen Dietary Supplement (16.6 fl oz) Lots HPJAC/004 : UPC7503013203015
- EVER SLIM Shake Mix Dietary Supplement Strawberry (17.6 oz) Lots HPESSF/168: UPC7503013203084
- EVER SLIM Shake Mix Dietary Supplement Chocolate (17.6 oz) Lots HPESSC/061: UPC7503013203077
ISSUE: Healthy People Co. notified the public of a recall of the company’s dietary supplements sold under the brand names Healthy People Co. FDA lab analysis confirmed the presence of Sibutramine and Tadalafil, making these products unapproved new drugs. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk to patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. Tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.
BACKGROUND: Sibutramine is an FDA-approved drug for appetite suppression for the treatment of obesity; however, Sibutramine was withdrawn from the U.S. marketplace. Tadalafil is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
RECOMMENDATION: Customers in possession of the products listed above with matching the lot numbers should return any unused product for a full refund to the company directly. Customers can call 626-939-4132 M-F 9am-5pm (PST) for instructions.