IDS Issues Recall for Products Containing Steroids
IDS is a leading distributor of liquid protein supplements. On November 12, 2009, they initiated a voluntary recall of several products when the FDA discovered several ingredients considered to be steroids, which are classified as dangerous drugs. The undeclared substances include:
These three ingredients are anabolic steroids known as designer steroids. They were marketed to athletes as performance-enhancing drugs before being banned by the FDA.
Anabolic steroids cause many serious medical problems including:
- Acute liver injury
- Shrinkage of testes
- Male infertility
- Masculinization of women
- Stunted growth in children
There are several IDS products affected by the recall, namely:
- Dual Action Grow Tabs
- Grow Tabs
- Mass Tabs
- Ripped Tabs TR
The recalled products were distributed in black boxes containing 60 count blister packs or white bottles with black labels containing 30 or 60 capsules.
So far, no illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to IDS or the FDA regarding these products. Any adverse event should be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm.
If you or a loved one has suffered any adverse events after taking any of the products listed in greater detail at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm190446.htm, please contact the experienced dangerous drug litigators at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton. They represent clients nationwide in product liability and personal injury cases.