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FDA Recalls Dietary Supplements Over Health Concerns

Post On 06-24-2013

According to a series of news agencies, the Food and Drug Administration has recently reported that multiple dietary supplements are being recalled after the federal agency alerted the company that certain ingredients could be harmful to the consumer’s health.

The reports show that Beta Labs, LTD decided to issue this recall in order to ensure that consumers are not exposed to the potentially hazardous ingredient. The federal agency has stated that the ingredient that could pose a threat, dimethylamylamine (“DMAA”) is a stimulant that is used to promote weight loss. Regulators have reported that the ingredient could elevate the consumer’s blood pressure, which could then lead to cardiovascular problems.

The FDA has received several reports of adverse reactions linked the consumption of supplements that are produced with DMAA.  Affected lot numbers include 58800512, 1205129, 1205128, 200910 and 200911. Products listed under this recall include Oxyphen XR, Phentalene, Phen FX, and Red Vipers. The affected products contain capsules and were sold across the country.

Consumers with the potentially hazardous products should stop using these items and contact any health care professional if they believe their health has been affected. Beta has reported that consumers can reach them to learn more about how they should proceed to return the product and obtain refunds in return.

Click here to read the FDA’s official recall statement.