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Diet pills linked to liver damage being recalled, FDA says

November 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A diet pill is being recalled because of links to liver damage.

The Food and Drug Administration says USPlabs of Dallas is recalling OxyElite pro products because they're believed to contain impurities. The dietary supplement is used for weight loss and muscle-building.

Investigators have linked the products to dozens of hepatitis and liver failure cases in Hawaii and other states.

The FDA says one person died, another needed a liver transplant and others are now awaiting transplants.

The recall was initiated after the FDA sent the company a letter stating that the products have been linked to liver illnesses.

The products involved in the recall include:

OxyElite Pro Super Thermo capsules

  • two 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 Ultra-Intense Thermo capsules

  • three count capsules UPC #094922447883
  • three count capsules UPC #094922447876
  • 90 count capsules UPC #094922395627
  • 180 count capsules UPC #094922447869

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

For more information, visit www.fda.gov.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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