USPlabs LLC, dietary supplement manufacturer based in Dallas, TX, is voluntarily recalling one additional supplement after agreeing to pull the potentially dangerous OxyElite weight loss supplements from shelves earlier this month, due to over 50 OxyElite Pro lawsuits.
UPSLabs has agreed to pull their Raspberry Lemonade OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder from shelves in addition to other OxyElite products already pulled from stores. The suspect products contain aegeline, which is a synthesized version of an extract from the Bael tree. According to USPLabs, aegeline is related to the citrus tree and has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. The ingredient was added to the weight loss supplement to act as a cholesterol-lowering agent and overall health-booster in the supplement.
After over 50 cases from Hawaii, Ohio, and other states, where it was uncovered that supplementing with OxyElite products could lead to potential complications like liver damage, liver failure, hepatitis, seizures, and other serious health concerns, the FDA sent a letter to USPLabs requesting that the company recall OxyElite products before the FDA forced a recall. The company has agreed with the FDA that a precautionary recall of OxyElite products is appropriate.
OxyElite products were sold in retail stores, by direct delivery, and through mail order. It may take a few weeks before all OxyElite products are pulled from shelves. The products included in the voluntary recall are listed below. The FDA recommends that consumers stop taking OxyElite products immediately, and report any health concerns to a qualified health professional.
Recelled OyxElite Products:
OxyElite Pro Super Thermo capsules
2 count capsules UPC #094922417275
10 count capsules UPC #094922417251
10 count capsules UPC #094922417268
21 count capsules UPC #094922426604
90 count capsules UPC #094922395573
90 count capsules “Pink label” UPC #094922447906
180 count capsules UPC #094922447852
OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder
Fruit Punch 0.15 oz UPC #094922417237
Fruit Punch 0.15 oz UPC #094922447517
Fruit Punch 4.6 oz UPC #094922426369
Fruit Punch 5 oz. UPC #094922447487
Blue Raspberry 4.6 oz UPC #094922426376
Grape Bubblegum 4.6 oz UPC #094922447500
Green Apple 4.6 oz. UPC #094922426499
Raspberry Lemonade 4.6 oz. UPC #094922447494
OxyElite Pro Ultra-Intense Thermo capsules
3 count capsules UPC #094922447883
3 count capsules UPC #094922447876
90 count capsules UPC #094922395627
180 count capsules UPC #094922447869
No other USPLabs products are subject to recall as of November, 2013. Report any adverse reactions to OxyElite products to the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program, by postal mail, or by calling the MedWatch Hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088. (November, 2013 http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm375740.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery)