The company behind the herbal medication AL-ER-G, MusclMasster LLC, has issued a recall of all packages of the herbal allergy remedy because it is made with the long-ago-banned ingredient ephedra.
The company says that AL-ER-G’s white plastic bottles do not carry UPCs or expiration dates. The product was reportedly sold mainly in Colorado, though it was also offered in sample packs.
Each capsule is estimated to contain 180 milligrams of ephedra. The ephedra is clearly listed on the label.
So far, neither the distributors of AL-ER-G nor the FDA have received any reports of anyone experiencing a reaction to the product.
All existing inventory is being recalled. If you still have any of this on hand you are urged to return your supply to the company’s “wellness center”, New Genesis Health. That address is:
- New Genesis Health
- 4565 Kipling Street
- Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
You will be offered a full refund. For any questions about the recall you can contact the company directly at (800) 765-4372 during normal business hours.
The company that distributes AL-ER-G has not said what, if anything prompted the FDA’s inspection. The spa’s official Facebook page has not been updated in several months and, as far as I can tell, contains no mention of the recall at all. The herb shop linked to the Facebook page currently sells what appears to be an updated formulation, called AL-ER-G II, but also appears to offer no info on the recall.