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November 21, 2000

Tia-Cutz Capsules, Thyroid Stimulator Recalled

First public notice issued by FDA of 'completed recall'...

Edison, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Gentech LLC, doing business as Gaspari Nutrition is recalling certain Tia-Cutz Capsules, Thyroid Stimulator because the product is an unapproved new drug.

Although the FDA issued a warning letter concerning products containing Tiratricol, this is the first public notice of this Class I recall issued by FDA.

PRODUCT
Tia-Cutz Capsules, Thyroid Stimulator, (1000 mcg Tiratricol), in 90-count containers, OTC indicated for use in weight loss and in conditions of obesity.

Recall #D-027-1.

CODE
Lot 990426 EXP 12/01.

MANUFACTURER
Ultra Health Products, Phoenix, Arizona.

RECALLED BY
Gentech LLC, doing business as Gaspari Nutrition, Edison, New Jersey (responsible firm), by telephone on May 18 and 25, 2000, and June 5, 2000, and by letter on August 4, 2000. Firm-initiated recall **complete.

**Completed recall: While the FDA has completed processing of this particular recall, it does not mean this particular product has been fully accounted for.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
1,569 bottles were distributed; firm estimates none remains on the market.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers November 21, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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