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February 18, 2014

MyNicKnaxs, LLC. Recalls Pill for Weight Loss Reduction

MyNicKnaxs, LLC. Recalls: Magic Slim, Fruta Bio, SlimEasy, Super Fat Burning Bomb, Slim Xtreme, Meizi Evolution, Meizitang Strong Version Botanical Slimming, Jianfeijindan Activity Girl, and Japan Hokkaido Cangye Pharmacy Co., LTD Japanese Chinese Formula Pill for Weight Loss Reduction 

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Magic Slim, Fruta Bio, SlimEasy, Super Fat Burning Bomb, Slim Xtreme, Meizi Evolution, Meizitang Strong Version Botanical Slimming, Jianfeijindan Activity Girl, and Japan Hokkaido Cangye Pharmacy Co., LTD Japanese Chinese Formula pill for weight reduction because the products contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients: Phenolphthalein, sibutramine or a combination of both.  All lots of these products are being recalled. 

Phenolphthalein was once an ingredient used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant (drug Schedule IV) that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons (seizure, cardiovascular risks: heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes among others). These undeclared ingredients make these products unapproved new drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established. Consumption of this product could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use. 

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm386115.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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