MusclMasster LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Al-Er-G Capsules Because it Contains the Banned Substance Ephedra
- Company Announcement Date:
- May 23, 2017
- FDA Publish Date:
- February 08, 2018
- Product Type:
Food & Beverage Safety
- Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason DescriptionPresence of Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient
- Company Name:
- MusclMasster LLC
- Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)The Green Herb
- Product Description:
Product DescriptionAL-ER-G dietary supplement
MusclMasster, LLC of Wheat Ridge, CO is recalling all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules because they contain the presence of Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use.
This product was distributed from Colorado, through our wellness center and retail store and does not contain UPC codes or expiration dates. The companies lot number is 314. Also one bottle each was shipped to WY, SC, and WA between 2016 and 2017.
The use of the product was to help allergies. The product could have been sampled in six capsule packs from our wellness center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado but no records were kept of who received the samples. All samples were destroyed.
This item is packed in a white bottle with a white cap. Each bottle contains 60 or 150 capsules, each capsule is 180 mg of ephedra herb in a 650 mg capsule.
No illnesses regarding the product Al-Er-G have been reported to date.
During a recent FDA inspection, it was discovered that this product contained Ephedra Herb. The company has ceased production and distribution of the product and destroyed 100% of the banned product. Al-Er-G was not sold on-line.
Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return them to New Genesis Health, 4565 Kipling Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 765-4372 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm MST.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
- Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Company Contact Information
- (800) 765-4372