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FDA Warns Not to Consume Two Liquid “Energy” Products

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers not to buy or use two liquid products that have been recalled due to suspected product tampering.

The products are

New Whey liquid products 
Hardcore Energize Bullet liquid products 
The products are sold in vials that look similar to test tubes. 

The suspected tampering involved a utility knife blade found in one vial of Hardcore Energize Bullet drink and another blade in one vial of New Whey liquid products. No one is known to have been hurt. 

The manufacturer of both products, Protica Inc., of Whitehall, Pa., is investigating these incidents.

About the Recalled Products
New Whey liquid products are being recalled by IDS of Oviedo, Fla. The products

were sold at various retail stores in the United States 
are packaged in 2.9-ounce clear, test-tube-like vials 
come in two flavors: New Whey Fruit Punch 25g (the affected lot is 1960), and New Whey Blue Raspberry 42g (the affected lot is 1944) 
Hardcore Energize Bullet liquid products are being recalled by iSatori Technologies of Golden, Colo. The products

were sold in the United States and Canada 
are packaged in 2.9-ounce clear, test-tube-like vials 
come in two flavors: Blue Rage (the affected lots are 1961, 1962, and 1794), and Black Rush (the affected lot is 1963) 

Advice for Consumers

Do not buy or consume New Whey or Hardcore Energize Bullet liquid products. 
Report serious side effects or product quality problems with the use of these products to FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, fax or phone. 
Regular Mail: Use FDA postage paid form 3500 and mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787 
Fax: 800-FDA-0178 
Phone: 800-FDA-1088 
This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

Date Posted: July 7, 2009

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