"Jetfuel Superburn" recalled after Health Canada tests find undeclared drug ingredients

Starting date:
December 24, 2014
Posting date:
December 24, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product withdrawal
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-43087

Issue

"Jetfuel Superburn" is being recalled after Health Canada tests confirmed it contains two undeclared amphetamine-like drug substances that pose serious health risks (beta-methylphenethylamine and phenylpropylmethylamine). The distributor, Empire Health Distribution of Terrebonne, Quebec, is recalling the product from retail stores across Canada. Jetfuel Superburn is promoted for body building purposes, including for weight loss and increased energy.

Products affected

Jetfuel Superburn (with NPN 80041638 on the label)
Jetfuel Superburn (labelled as a “Maximum Strength” Dietary Supplement with no NPN)

Who is affected

Canadians who have bought or used products labelled as "Jetfuel Superburn."

Background

Health Canada tested two products labelled as “Jetfuel Superburn”– one an authorized product with a Natural Product Number (NPN) on the label, the other labelled as an “Extra Strength” Dietary Supplement without an NPN. The tests detected amphetamine-like stimulants beta-methylphenethylamine and phenylpropylmethylamine in both products.

Amphetamine stimulants can increase blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature; lead to serious cardiovascular complications (including stroke) at high doses; suppress sleep and appetite, and be addictive. Jetfuel Superburn also contains caffeine, which can increase these effects when combined with beta-methylphenethylamine and phenylpropylmethylamine.

Affected products

Jetfuel Superburn (NPN 80041638) – bottle of 120 capsules; two “MCT infused” capsules

Product description

Jetfuel Superburn (NPN 80041638) – bottle of 120 capsules; two “MCT infused” capsules

Companies

Manufacturer
Not Applicable

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Jetfuel Superburn (“Maximum Strength” Dietary Supplement, no NPN) – bottle of 120 capsules; one “MCT Infused” capsule

Product description

Jetfuel Superburn (“Maximum Strength” Dietary Supplement, no NPN) – bottle of 120 capsules; one “MCT Infused” capsule

Companies

Manufacturer
Not Applicable

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What you should do

  • Consult with your doctor if you have used this product and have health concerns
  • Report any adverse events to Health Canada.

Report health or safety concerns

  • Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
  • Visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.

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Media enquiries

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public enquiries

(613) 957-2991
1-866 225-0709

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada is monitoring the recall, and is working to identify additional retailers and distributors in order to remove these products from sale. Should additional products or issues be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians.