announces voluntary recall of 17 dietary supplements


NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. last week recalled 17 of its dietary supplement brands sold between June 1, 2009, and Nov. 17, 2009, following a communication from the Food and Drug Administration that the products in question may contain ingredients that are steroids.

Specifically, the FDA advised of its concern that the recalled products may contain the following ingredients that are currently classified, or that the FDA believes should be classified, as steroids: "Superdrol," "Madol," "Tren," "Androstenedione" and/or "Turinabol."

While cannot independently confirm the FDA's concerns that any one or more of the recalled products in fact contain these ingredients, “ is undertaking this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution and in deference to [the] FDA’s stated concerns,” the online retailer stated. is an Internet retailer and did not manufacture or formulate these products, the company further stated. “’s decision to implement this recall is not, and should not be construed as, an admission that their decision to sell these products was in violation of the law. In addition it is not, and should not be construed as, an admission that these products are not in compliance with the law.”

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