FDA Recalls Hydroxycut
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially warned consumers to discontinue using the popular weight loss product, Hydroxycut. In a press release issued May 1, 2009, the FDA made the warning about the product after receiving numerous reports of serious liver damage among those using the dietary supplement products. As of the time of the recall announcement, Hydroxycut has been involved in at least one death due to liver failure. Other serious health effects that have been reported include cardiovascular disorders, seizures, kidney failure and muscle damage.
Iovate Health Science, Inc. manufactures Hydroxycut and Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc., handles the distribution. In addition to being marketed as a weight loss supplement, the product has been touted as a low carb diet supplement and an energy enhancer. The manufacturer has agreed to a voluntary recall of over a dozen Hydroxycut products:
- Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
- Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
- Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Caplets
- Hydroxycut Max Liquid Caplets
- Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets
- Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets
- Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
- Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets
- Hydroxycut Liquid Shots
- Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink)
- Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
- Hydroxycut 24
- Hydroxycut Carb Control
- Hydroxycut Natural
Consumers who have any of the preceding products are advised to discontinue taking them and to return them to the place where the products where purchased.
If you have any questions about the Hydroxycut recall or need the help of a drug recall lawyer in California, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas and discuss your concerns with an experienced pharmaceutical liability attorney.