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Posted January 15, 2002

Recall of "Prostatin" Supplement -- Contains Aristolochic Acid

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following Class I recall information in its January 9, 2002 Enforcement Report. A Class I recall is a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death:

PRODUCT Prostatin Formula #103, 500 mg capsules, 30 & 90 capsule bottles, Recall # F-110-2.

CODE All lots and codes.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Herbal Doctor Remedies, Monterey Park, CA, by letter dated 03/07/01.

Manufacturer: Sheng Chang Pharmaceutical Co Ltd., Taipei Hsein, Taiwan. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON Product contains aristolochic acid, a potent carcinogen and nephrotoxin.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERECE 5/30 capsule and 2/90 capsule bottles only.

DISTRIBUTION AZ, KY, PA and the Philippines.