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November 22, 2000

Jade Pharmacy Brand Meridian Circulation Tablets, Liquid Extract and Quell Fire Tablets Recalled

Eugene, OR (SafetyAlerts) - East Earth Herb, Inc. is recalling Jade Pharmacy brand Meridian Circulation tablets and liquid extract and Jade Pharmacy brand Quell Fire tablets because they may present a serious health hazard to consumers.

The products contain aristolochic acid. Aristolochic acid is a potent carcinogen and nephrotoxin found in certain plants and botanicals. This chemical can cause serious kidney damage and the use of products that contain aristolochic acid has been associated with several occurrences of kidney failure. The use of aristolochic acid containing products has been linked to increased risk of kidney cancer in people who have consumed it.

Jade Pharmacy brand Meridian Circulation, and Jade Pharmacy brand Quell Fire were distributed throughout the United States through licensed health practitioners.

Meridian Circulation and Quell Fire are packaged under the Jade Pharmacy label. Meridian Circulation is available in bottles of 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. liquid extract and 50-ct., 150-ct., and 300-ct. tablets. Quell Fire is available in 50-ct., 150-ct., and 300-ct. tablets.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a notification by the FDA that recommended manufacturers test products that contain herbs that may be contaminated with aristolochic acids. East Earth Herb has detected aristolochic acid in Jade Pharmacy brand Meridian Circulation and Jade Pharmacy brand Quell Fire. The company has reformulated these products to ensure that in the future no herb in the formula contains or may be adulterated with aristolochic acid.

The lot numbers covered in this recall are:

PRODUCT

Lot Number

Expiration Date

Meridian Circulation tablets

#2404

9/01

Meridian Circulation tablets

#2952

5/03

Meridian Circulation tablets

#3506

12/04

Meridian Circulation liquid

#9609097

11/01

Meridian Circulation liquid

#9707062

9/02

Meridian Circulation liquid

#9804021

6/03

Meridian Circulation liquid

#9907026

9/04

Quell Fire tablets

#2079

4/01

Quell Fire tablets #2623

4/02

Quell Fire tablets #2832

11/02

Quell Fire tablets #3012

8/03

Quell Fire tablets #3140

11/03

Quell Fire tablets #3553

4/04

Quell Fire tablets #3830 7/05

Quell Fire liquid extracts are not effected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased Jade Pharmacy brand Meridian Circulation tablets or liquid or Jade Pharmacy brand Quell Fire tablets are urged to discontinue use of the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact East Earth Herb at 1-800-827-4372.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers November 22, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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