ISSUE: YoungYou International notified the public it is recalling Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management Pills. An FDA laboratory report indicated the presence of DMAA in Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management. DMAA is also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine or geranium extract. DMAA is commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that DMAA is potentially dangerous to health as it might cause a rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems such as shortness of breath, tightening in the chest or heart attack. The FDA has also warned that DMAA is an unapproved dietary ingredient. To learn more, please review the FDA’s advisory on DMAA: http://www.fda.gov/food/dietarysupplements/qadietarysupplements/ucm346576.htm.
BACKGROUND: Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management is packaged in White Bottles with 30 white capsules. The affected lots include the following Bar Code 736211614094 and expiration date of June 2014. Affected product was sold from September 15, 2013 through January 23, 2014. Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management was made available to consumers only through the YoungYoucorp.com website.
RECOMMENDATION: YoungYou is notifying its customers by email and is asking for return of all recalled product to its facility in California. Consumers in possession of the Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management product subject to this recall are advised to immediately stop using the product and return it to YoungYou.
[01/31/2014 - Press Release - YoungYou International]