FindLaw's Common Law

Consumer protection legal news from FindLaw.com.




August 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            

FindLaw Blogs


FindLaw Blotter
Free Enterprise
Injured
Law & Daily Life


If you're looking for information on common law marriage, please visit the Common Law Marriage section on FindLaw.

« Ready-to-Eat Salads, Sandwiches Recalled Over E. Coli Fears | Main | Employees Rarely Asked for Social Media Passwords: FindLaw Survey »

OxyElite Pro Recalled Over Hepatitis Fears

An OxyElite Pro recall is underway after the supplement was linked to an outbreak of liver illnesses, including one death. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made this announcement Sunday, USA Today reports.

OxyElite Pro products are typically used as weight-loss supplements. Capsule and powder versions of the product are affected by the recall.

The OxyElite Recall

This OxyElite Pro recall comes on the heels of an investigation that linked cases of liver failure and hepatitis to the product. The FDA sent a letter last week to Dallas-based USPlabs LLC that if it didn't voluntarily recall the supplements, the agency would be forced to order the company to stop distribution.

While dietary supplements don't actually need FDA approval before being hitting the retail market, this doesn't mean that they aren't just as susceptible to being recalled -- especially after serious cases of liver illness and even a death.

For a full list of the affected products, check out the FDA's press release here.

If You've Been Affected

If you think that you've purchased any affected batches of OxyElite Pro, you may have legal recourse. For example, defective supplements can potentially fall under the category of product liability claims. Generally, if a consumer wants to sue for a product-related injury, the harm has to be linked to the manufacturer's product or defect.

You'll want to consult with an experienced products liability attorney to help you figure out the best way to proceed. A lawyer would likely advise you to:

  • See a doctor immediately;
  • Save evidence, such as bottles of the pills you took and your receipts; and
  • Keep track of your medical expenses so that you can potentially get reimbursed for those.

Consumers can also call USPlabs toll-free at (800) 890-3067.

Related Resources:

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451609d69e2019b00febf75970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference OxyElite Pro Recalled Over Hepatitis Fears:



Subscribe



Archives




Common Law Vanguard Panel

The following firms have assisted the FindLaw editorial team in identifying emerging trends in consumer protection law and topics of importance to readers of this blog: