Red FlagCTV BEST GROUP’s Dietary Supplement, BEST SLIM

On August 3, 2013, CTV Best Group announced a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of their dietary supplements sold under the brand name BEST SLIM 40 Pills to the consumer level because they were notified by the FDA that the supplements contain Sibutramine.  Sibutramine has been withdrawn from U.S marketplace and was not listed on the label for the BEST SLIM 40 Pills.

What Is Sibutramine?

According to the FDA, Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant used for the treatment of obesity.  It is considered a Schedule IV controlled substance and should only be taken under the direct supervision of qualified health care professional.

Risks Associated With Using Sibutramine:

  • Substantial increase of blood pressure and/or pulse rate
  • May be dangerous for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke

Recalled Product Information:

  • Product Name: BEST SLIM
  • Recalling Firm: CTV BEST GROUP Inc.
  • Distribution Dates: Between April 2013 and July 2013
  • Lot #: 109400
  • EXP: Dec. 31, 2016

Click to view photos of the recalled BEST SLIM Dietary Supplement labels.

Refund:

Consumers in possession of the recalled BEST SLIM Dietary Supplement products are urged to stop using the products immediately.  Moreover, they should destroy or return any unused product for a refund.

Additional Information:

Customers with additional questions regarding the refund may contact Sang Ngo at (888) 417-2667.  For quick answers regarding the recall, you can go directly to the FDA recall page.

Adverse reactions or quality problems may also be reported 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- OIlS.

What to Do if a Recalled Product Has Affected You:

If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.  Most of the attorneys here at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations, so it would be advantageous to at least talk to an attorney about your case and get some feedback.