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IDS Sports Conducts a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Bromodrol, Dual Action Grow Tabs, Grow Tabs, Mass Tabs, and Ripped Tabs TR


Dave Dixon 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Oviedo, FL – November 12, 2009 -IDS Sports announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of five of the company’s dietary supplement products sold under the following names: Bromodrol, Dual Action Grow Tabs, Grow Tabs, Mass Tabs, and Ripped Tabs TR.

The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) has notified IDS Sports that the recalled products contain the following undeclared substances, which FDA considers to be steroids: “Madol,” “Turinabol,” “Superdrol,” and/or “Androstenedione.”

Acute liver injury is known to be a possible harmful effect of using steroid-containing products. In addition, steroids may cause other serious long-term adverse health consequences in men, women, and children. These include shrinkage of the testes and male infertility, masculinization of women, breast enlargement in males, short stature in children, a higher predilection to misuse other drugs and alcohol, adverse effects on blood lipid levels, and increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.

The recalled products listed below were distributed in either black boxes containing blister packs of 60 capsules or white bottles with black labels containing 30 or 60 capsules.

Brand NameSizeUPCLots
Bromodrol1 box6 75941 00250 7All lots
Dual Action Grow Tabs1 box6 75941 00252 1All lots
Grow Tabs1 bottle 60 capsules6 75941 00252 1All lots
Mass Tabs1 bottle 30 capsules6 75941 00149 4Purchased during or after 4/09
Mass Tabs1 bottle 60 capsules6 75941 00149 4Purchased during or after 8/09
Ripped Tabs TR1 box6 75941 00162 3Purchased during or after 12/08
Ripped Tabs TR1 bottle 60 capsules6 75941 00162 3Purchased during or after 12/08

Although no illnesses or adverse events have been reported to the company to date in connection with the products listed above, customers who have these products in their possession should stop using them immediately and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using one or more of the products. Any adverse events that may be related to the use of these products should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm] or by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 [which may be downloaded from www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm] by mail [to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787] or fax [1-800-FDA-0178].

The FDA has been apprised of this recall and IDS Sports is cooperating with the FDA in this recall process.



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