Another Dietary Supplement Recall

The Meredia Diet Pill has recalled by the Federal Drug Administration on October 8, 2010.  Previously, the dietary supplement was banned from Europe and Australia.  The drug is manufactured by Abbot Drugs, located in Lake County, Illinois. The reason for the ban and recall is because of very serious side effects associated with the drug. The drug has been known to increase the risk for cardiovascular disorders, strokes and other health issues.  This is especially true in patients who had previously suffered from cardiovascular issues in the past.

Now, Acquisitions LLC dba Leiner Health Products, of Carson, CA and Marlyn Nutraceuticals, Inc., of Phoenix, AZ have announced that a large group of their dietary supplements have been recalled due to undeclared soy from a selenium chelate raw material, including:

The Lemon-Lime Flavor Effervescent Tablets Dietary Supplement, 0 tablets per box, distributed under the following names and labels:

  • AirHealth(TM) – equate label, UPC 6 05388 66178 4
  • AirHealth(TM) – Meijer label, UPC 7 19283 59047 3
  • Air Protector(TM) – equaline label, UPC 0 41163 44076 0
  • Airshield – TopCare label, UPC 0 36800 14551 1
  • AirShield(TM) – YourLife label, UPC 0 74970 53220 5
  • AirShield – CVS label, UPC 0 50428 07878 5
  • AirShield – Longs WELLNESS label, UPC 3 12333 93141 9
  • AirShield – Trader Darwin’s label, UPC 0 00000 88266 8
  • Immune System Support – Target label, UPC 0 74990 73220 3. Product Number 53320. Recall # F-0066-2011
  • Up&Up immune system support dietary supplement, lemon-lime flavor, 10 TABLETS, UPC 0 74990 73220 3. Product Number 85322.  Recall # F-0069-2011

The Orange Flavor Effervescent Tablets Dietary Supplement has also been recalled, including, 10 tablets per box, distributed under the following names and labels:

  • AirHealth(TM) – equate label, UPC 6 05388 66146 3
  • AirHealth(TM) – sun mark label, UPC 0 10939 06044 0
  • AirHealth(TM) – Safeway and Safeway Select labels, UPC 3 21130 78726 6
  • AirHealth(TM) – Premier Value label, UPC 8 40986 01982 1
  • AirHealth(TM) – YourLife label, UPC 0 74970 53140 6
  • Air Protector(TM) – equaline label, UPC 0 41163 43021 1
  • Airshield(TM) – YourLife label, UPC 0 74970 53140 6
  • AirShield – CVS label, UPC 0 50428 07877 8, (10 tablets) and UPC 0 50428 09706 9 (Twin Pack – 2 tubes of 10 tablets each)
  • AirShield – Longs Wellness label, UPC 3 12333 93131 0
  • AirShield – Trader Darwin’s label, UPC 0 00000 88267 5
  • Immune System Support – Target label, UPC 0 74990 73140 4. Product Number 53140 (10 tablets) and 53142 (Twin Pack – 20 tablets). Recall # F-0067-2011

This recall also affects other flavors of the dietary supplement, such as:

  • Airshield Effervescent Formula Dietary Supplement, Pink Grapefruit Flavor, 10 Tablets, CVS label, UPC 0 50428 11516 9. Product Number 54320. Recall # F-0068-2011
  • Up&Up immune system support dietary supplement, orange flavor, 10 Tablets, UPC 0 74990 73140 4. Product Number 83140. Recall # F-0070-2011
  • Lemon-Lime Flavor Fizz Formula (sticks), Sugar Free, 8 Single Serve Powder Packets, distributed under the following names and labels: (1) AirHealth(TM) – SAFEWAY label, UPC 3 21130 7873 4; (2) Wal-born – Walgreens label, UPC 3 11917 08770 2. Product Number 53710.  Recall # F-0071-2011

This recall extends to all lots with expiration date 1/31/12 and earlier.

Burton Padove, Indiana and Illinois lawyer, is available to help those who are injured because of products that are recalled. He can be reached at (877) 446 5294.