Undeclared, Unapproved Substance Leads to Weight Loss Supplement Recall

the recall applies to all lot numbers and codes

Undeclared, Unapproved Substance Leads to Weight Loss Supplement Recall
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July 25, 2017

A Texas company has announced that it is recalling a weight loss supplement due to the presence of an undeclared and potentially dangerous substance.

EZ Weight Loss TX is voluntarily recalling La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules to the consumer level. The products are tainted with sibutramine, according to an analysis conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

What's the Issue?

Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. It can increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some patients and may present a risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. It may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking.

Atomic is packaged in 60- count bottles while Xplode was sold in 30-count bottles. The products were sold nationwide through internet sales starting in 2015.

All lots and codes of the supplements are included in the recall.

What should consumers do?

Consumers that have these products should stop using them immediately. EZ Weight Loss TX is asking its customers to contact them to arrange for a return or refund of any unused portion or replacement on these recalled products.

Customers can contact the company at (361) 334-1977 for further information.