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Information Update - Health Canada advises consumers not to use the unauthorized weight loss product, AlgoSlim, distributed via mail order by E Sélection

Starting date:
August 3, 2016
Type of communication:
Information Update
Subcategory:
Natural health products, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Product label update
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-59674

Issue

Health Canada is advising consumers not to use the unauthorized weight loss product AlgoSlim, distributed via mail order by E Sélection. The package does not contain unauthorized AlgoSlim and instead contains an authorized product, Slite-T, from a lot that expired in June 2012.

The product labelled as AlgoSlim contains ingredients not listed on the label (Camellia sinensis leaf and Garcinia cambogia). Consumers should also be aware that the following cautions and warnings for the authorised Slite-T product are hidden by the unauthorized AlgoSlim product labelling:

"Consult a health care practitioner before using the product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner before using if you have an iron deficiency or if you have liver problems or if you show symptoms of liver problems."

Health Canada is following up and will inform Canadians should any new safety information arise.

Product NPN Lot number Expiry date
Slite-T labelled as AlgoSlim 80015137 UE1647 June 2012

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