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NBTY Shark Cartilage Capsules

Audience: Consumers, healthcare professionals

[UPDATE 06/06/07] Action Labs recalled its Sentinel brand of Shark Cartilage capsules manufactured by NBTY in 2005 because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

[Posted 05/17/2007] NBTY and FDA informed consumers and healthcare professionals of a nationwide recall of 3 lots of Shark Cartilage Capsules the company manufactured in 2004 and distributed to consumers through mail and internet orders, and retail stores throughout the United States. The product was recalled because of possible contamination with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis. Customers can return the product back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Read the press release for specific names and lot numbers of the recalled product.

[June 06, 2007 - Press Release - NBTY]
[May 16, 2007 - Press Release - NBTY]