July 2, 2002
Nature's Way Has Recalled Nettle
Springville, UT (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration said that Nature's Way Products,
Inc. has recalled four lots of its 100 count Nature's Way brand Nettle
capsules because the product contains excessive amounts of lead. People,
especially children, who consume high levels of lead, can suffer serious
damage to their central nervous systems, sometimes leading to permanent
The affected lots of the product were distributed nationwide primarily in
health food retail establishments between October 2001 and May 2002. The lot
numbers affected by this recall are 131237, 131238, 140738 and 215229. Other
lot numbers of the Nature's Way brand Nettle product are not affected and
are not involved in this recall. The capsules are packaged in white 150cc
plastic bottles with green lids under the Nature's Way brand label and can
be identified by the lot number printed on the bottom of each bottle.
The problem has been traced to a single batch of raw material that was used
to manufacture the four affected lots.
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected lots of the product are
urged to contact Nature's Way Products, Inc. at 1-800-283-3323 to return the
product for a full refund.