Second company voluntarily recalls weight loss diet pill Fruta Planta

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A second company has voluntarily recalled Fruta Planta, a weight loss dietary supplement pill. The FDA issued a warning about the weight loss pills in December.

Godi International, LLC has voluntarily recalled all forms of the Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplement pill because they all contain Sibutramine, even though Fruta Planta products are advertised as "all natural."

Sibutramine is an ingredient that was pulled by the FDA in December after reports of cardiac events and one death associated with Fruta Planta use were reported.

The latest FDA press release on the voluntary recall says that Sibutramine is an FDA approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. But the drug is also known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rates in some patients. Sibutramine poses a significant threat for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

Every Fruta Planta product has been recalled and none of the weight loss dietary pills are considered safe for use. The recall urges consumers to toss the bottle.

The Fruta Planta products were sold exclusively online and in Columbia and Venezuela. Dietary supplements do not have to be approved by the FDA, but the makers and distributors of those products are required to sell safe products.

In December, PR Rock Marketing LLC issued the same recall and explained to consumers in a press release that the recall was for "safety reasons."

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