US Marshalls Seize Beauty Products That Weren't Approved by the FDA

US Marshalls Seize Beauty Products That Weren't Approved by the FDA
September 5, 2014

US Marshalls recently seized various unapproved and improperly labeled drug products.

The products were marketed, sold and distributed by New Jersey-based Flawless Beauty for the treatments of various cosmetic and medical purposes including scurvy, degenerative brain and liver diseases and alcoholic liver diseases.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), none of these products have been proven safe or effective for their intended uses. In addition, unapproved injectable products are of concern because their quality, safety and efficacy have not been reviewed. Further, improper injection practices may result in serious injury, including the transmission of disease.

The drugs were sold to individuals, retail outlets, health spas and clinics.

To date the agency has not received direct reports of illnesses or serious side effects related to the seized products. Illnesses or side effects related to the use of these products should be reported to the FDA via MedWatch's online form or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. Consumers who experience any unexpected adverse events should also consult a health care professional as soon as possible.