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article imageBodybuilding.com recalls 65 dietary supplements

By Bob Ewing     Nov 3, 2009 in Business
Bodybuilding.com, LLC has announced it is conducting a voluntary nationwide and international recall of all lots and expiration dates of 65 dietary supplement products.
The FDA press release says the products were on Company's website.
The FDA has informed the company it believes the recalled products contain ingredients that are steroids. Specifically, the FDA has advised the company of its concern that the recalled products may contain the following ingredients that are currently classified, or the FDA believes should be classified, as steroids: "Superdrol," "Madol," "Tren," "Androstenedione," and/or "Turinabol."
While the company has not had an opportunity to independently confirm the FDA's concerns the recalled products in fact contain these ingredients, the company is undertaking this voluntary recall in an abundance of caution.
A list of all the recalled products is located here.
Acute liver injury is known to be a possible harmful effect of using steroid-containing products. In addition, steroids may cause other serious long-term adverse health consequences in men, women, and children. These include shrinkage of the testes and male infertility, masculinization of women, breast enlargement in males, short stature in children, a higher predilection to misuse other drugs and alcohol, adverse effects on blood lipid levels, and increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
The company has not received to date any reports of adverse events in connection with the recalled products. Because of the possible harmful effects of using products containing steroids, the company is cooperating with the FDA to conduct a recall of the products the FDA has identified as containing steroids.
Prior to agreeing to carry the recalled products, the company received assurances from all of the manufacturers of the recalled products that these products were properly classified as dietary supplements in compliance with federal law, meaning that these products did not contain any unlawful ingredient. Customers who have any of the recalled products in their possession should stop using them immediately and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking one or more of the ingredients listed above.
Any adverse events that may be related to the use of the recalled products should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by phone (1-800-FDA-1088) or by returning the postagepaid FDA form 3500 (which can be downloaded here) by mail (to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787] or fax [1-800-FDA- 0178).
The company is committed to providing accurate information about its products. The Company is working voluntarily with the FDA in this recall process.
Consumers should return any unused products purchased on the site. For instructions on how to return recalled products please call (1-866-236-8417) or e-mail service@bodybuilding.com.
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