If you are in the market for weight loss pills, you should read the following carefully! Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc. is voluntarily recalling their weight loss pill “Bethel 30” after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed them that a sample of the green capsule tested positive for Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein.

Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc. Recalls Bethel 30 Weight Loss Pills:

On June 11, 2013, Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of a lot of their weight
loss pill “Bethel 30” due to the existence of Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein.  According to the FDA, “Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons.”

What Are The Safety Concerns Associated With Sibutramine?

According to the FDA, sibutramine may cause the following side effects in some patients:

  • Increase in blood pressure and/or pulse rate
  • Significantly impact patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke
  • The pill may adversely interact with other medications

Recalled Product Information:

  • Product Name: Bethel 30, green capsules
  • Recalling Firm: Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc.
  • Lot #: 120514
  • Expiration Date: 12/05/2014
  • Places Sold:

Click to view a picture of the recalled weight loss pill's label.

Illnesses To Date:

There have been no reported illnesses to date.

Refund:

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Bethel 30, green capsules, are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a refund immediately.  Consumers should not consume Bethel 30.

Additional Information

Customers with additional questions regarding the recall may contact Kariny Ramirez at 212-568-5330.  For quick answers regarding the recall, you may also go directly to the FDA recall page.

You may also report adverse reactions or quality problems associated with this product to MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.  You may report the problem to MedWatch by either mailing in the reporting form, submitting the report online, or by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

According to the FDA, “The company discontinued total distribution.  It sincerely regrets any inconvenience to our customers.”

What to Do if a Recalled Product Has Affected You?

If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of Bethel 30, you should contact your healthcare provide immediately.  Moreover, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability today.