07/19/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Hicksville, NY – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday, July 16, 2010 it notified J & H Besta Corporation of Hicksville, New York, that an FDA lab analysis of Slim-30 Herb Supplement distributed by the company contains undeclared N-Desmethyl Sibutramine and traces of Sibutramine. According to the FDA, Sibutramine is an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss.
Because the FDA was unaware of the ingredients N – Desmethyl Sibutramine and Sibutramine within the product Slim-30 Herb Supplement; it issued a release to alert customers the product is not FDA approved.
According to the release, “FDA advises that this product poses a threat to consumers because Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.”
Slim-30 Herb Supplement is marketed as a natural herb for weight loss. It is packaged in plastic bottles that contain 30 supplements. The bottles display UPC 8 31457 005009 2. The recalled lot is 032009. The bottles were sold to distributors and retail stores nationwide, and China via internet sales.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled product.
J & H Besta Corp. is taking voluntary actions to recall the product due to concern for the health and safety for its customers. The company discontinued distribution of the affect lot as well. It announces its apologies to its customers.
Consumers are asked to cease use of the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions are directed to Jason Wang at (516) 735-1436, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m, EST.
Any adverse reactions experienced with the product are to be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program online at www.fda.gov/Medwatch/report.htm. Consumers can also contact the organization via phone at (800) 332-1088, or by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 through mail or fax (800) FDA-0178.
Phone: (866) 598-1315