Hydroxycut the weight-loss supplement is recalling 14 products after reports of liver damage and one death linked to the product. The Food and Drug Administration urged consumers to immediately stop using the products, which are made by Iovate Health Sciences Inc and marketed for weight loss, boosting energy and other uses.
A 2007 death of a 19-year-old boy living in the Southwest is linked to the over-the-counter diet pill, plus there are reports of 23 serious injuries. Consumers reported liver injuries including jaundice, elevated liver enzymes, permanent liver damage, and liver transplant. Seizures, cardiovascular disorders, and rhabdomylosis were also reported. Retailers nationwide must remove the products from their consumer shelves and people are instructed to stop using all Hydroxycut products immediately.
The recalled 14 Hydroxycut products, including :
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 Carb Control
If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.
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