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The United States: Recall of Thinogenics Products by Nature's Universe: Product found to contain undeclared drug sunstance sibutramine
Nature’s Universe notified the public it is recalling all lots of Thinogenics product sold prior to February 6, 2014 to the user level after FDA analysis revealed that the affected product contained undeclared sibutramine. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010, due to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes. This ingredient made the old Thinogenics product an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall. These products are used as weight loss aids and are packaged as capsules in bottles. The recalled product contains 30 capsules per bottle. Nature’s Universe distributed these products worldwide to customers via internet sales through their website. Customers are advised to immediately discontinue use of Thinogenics product purchased prior to February 6, 2014.

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details:

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product.

Ends/ Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:00