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USA Far Ocean Group Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of X-Hero and Male Enhancer, Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements
Monday-Sunday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 25, 2011 - USA Far Ocean Group Inc., 1609 W. Valley Blvd., #338, Alhambra, CA 91803, announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the Company's two supplement products sold under the names X-Hero and Male Enhancer. The Company has been informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of X-Hero sample found the product contains sulfosildenafil, the analogue of the active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), making X-Hero an unapproved drug. In addition, FDA analysis of Male Enhancer sample found the product contains tadalafil, the active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), making Male Enhancer an unapproved drug.
FDA advised that both products pose a threat to consumers because they may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. According to the FDA, consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. FDA advises that ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and they may seek products to enhance sexual performance. FDA advises that either sulfosildenafil or tadalafil may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing.
These two products have been distributed nationwide via retail stores, internet sales and mail order. All of the following packages of X-Hero and Male Enhancer products are involved in this voluntary recall:
|Product||Package Size||UPC Codes|
|X-Hero with English Label||10 capsules||689087070995|
|X-Hero with English Label||8 capsules||689076499255|
|X-Hero with Chinese/English Label||8 capsules||689076499255|
|X-Hero with English Label||1 capsule pack|
|Male Enhancer||60 capsule||982010061205|
- Online: http://www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
- Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: http://www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm.
- Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
No illnesses have been reported to the Company to date in connection with this product.
Consumers in possession of products should return any unused products to their immediate supplier for a direct refund. Customers with questions can call 909-839-3058 Monday through Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for further instructions or information with respect to the return and refund process.