NEW YORK, New York -- NBTY, Inc. of Bohemia, NY, is recalling 3 lots of Shark Cartilage Capsules manufactured in 2004 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The Shark Cartilage Capsules were distributed to consumers through mail orders, internet orders, and retail stores throughout the United States.
The Shark Cartilage Capsules were packaged for various NBTY divisions and sold under the following labels, lots, and codes:
This issue was discovered during routine testing of the product. Testing on additional batches of Shark Cartilage did not show any evidence of contamination.
Customers may return product back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers may also contact the company with questions and to obtain information on how to return the product at 1-800-217-7668.
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