The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of 12 Herbal Science-brand dietary supplements because they might present a health hazard.
The manufacturer, Herbal Science International Inc., also known as Jen-On Herbal Science International Inc. of City of Industry, Calif., said the supplements contain ephedra, aristolochic acid or human placenta -- all of which might cause varying hazards, such as dangerous effects on the heart and kidneys, the FDA said.
The supplements being recalled are:
-- Wu Yao Shun Qi San.
-- Qing Bi Tang (Nasal Cleanser).
-- Zhong Fong Huo Luo Wan (Stroke Revito Formula).
-- Xiao Qing Long Tang (Little Green Dragon).
-- Ding Chuan Tang.
-- Xiao Xu Ming Tang.
-- Feng Shi Zhi Tong Wan (Joint Relief).
-- Guo Min Bi Yan Wan.
-- Fang Feng Tong Sheng San.
-- Tou Tong San (Headache Formula).
-- Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang (Du Huo Joint Relief).
-- Seng Jong Tzu Tong Tan.
All 12 products, packed in white plastic bottles of 100 capsules, were sold nationwide.
Consumers can return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 626-333-9998.
Copyright 2008 by United Press International
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