Recall — Firm Press Release
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 25, 2014 – New Life Nutritional Center is recalling all lots of “Super Fat Burner capsules, Maxi Gold capsules and Esmeralda softgels” to the user level after FDA analysis revealed the products contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients: sibutramine, phenolphthalein or a combination of both sibutramine and phenolphthalein.
Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 (due to increased risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes). Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. These undeclared ingredients make these products unapproved new drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established. At this time no illnesses or injuries have been reported to New Life Nutritional Center in connection with these products.
These products are used as weight loss aids and are packaged in 30 capsule bottles. All lots of these products are being recalled. New Life Nutritional Center distributed these products to customers residing in NY, NJ, LA, TX, VA, and MA via retail stores and internet sales through their website at www dot newlifenutritional dot com.
New Life Nutritional Center is notifying its customers by letter. Customers are advised to immediately discontinue use of these products and should return the products immediately to New Life Nutritional Center 714 West 181st Street NY, NY 10033 for a refund.
Consumers with questions should contact Nilson Rosado at 646-209-9846 Monday – Friday 8am to 6 pm ET or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
- Complete and submit the report online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
- Regular mail or fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.