FDA Recalls Dietary Supplements Over Presence of Unapproved Substance

Post On 10-10-2013

According to the Food and Drug Administration, B@B Trade, Inc., a series of dietary supplements are being recalled over a possible health risk because of the presence of unapproved substances.

The FDA has announced that the voluntary recall was issued due to the presence of Sibutramine, which was once an approved controlled substance in the United States but that has been banned from the U.S. market back in October of 2010.

This substance could pose a risk to consumers because Sibutramine could increase blood pressure, which could eventually increase the patient’s pulse rate, increasing the risk of a adverse reactions. Patients taking the supplement with a history of congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, stroke or artery disease could be exposed to significant risk.

Bottles of the dietary supplement being recalled can be identified by the B@B logo. They come with 30 capsules per bottle. Affected products include Slim Fortune green capsules, Lidiy green capsules, and Slim Expert 30 softgels capsules.

The FDA has urged consumers who were affected in any way by this product to contact the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program in order to file a complaint. Consumers must contact their physicians in case they experience any serious health problems. Click here for the full report to read more on this story.