YoungYou International is recalling Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management, one pill a day, sold from September 15, 2013, through January 23, 2014.
The pills were found to contain DMAA, also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine or geranium extract, which 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. It also is an unapproved dietary ingredient.
The company says it has received no customer complaints.
Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management is packaged in white bottles with 30 white capsules. The affected lots include the bar code 736211614094 and an expiration date of June 2014, and was sold to consumers only through the YoungYoucorp.com website.
YoungYou is notifying its customers by email and asking for return of all recalled product to its facility in California.
Consumers in possession of the recalled product are advised to immediately stop using it and return it to YoungYou.
YoungYou will issue refunds of the purchase price or credit the purchase price towards any other of its products. Refunds or credits will be issued only to customers who return more than 50% of unused product within 30 (thirty) calendar days from the date of publication of this advisory, or receipt of direct email notification by the customer, whichever is later, as indicated by the postmark of the customer’s return package. Customers seeking a refund or credit are encouraged to ship the product in its original packaging and enclose the purchase receipt.
Consumers with questions may contact YoungYou by phone at (818) 344-3344 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm PST.