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Posted: March 1, 2011

Svelte 30, a diet supplement, has been voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer, Svelte 30 Nutritional Consultants. Svelte 30 was sold to consumers from the Kissimmee, Florida sales office before the product was voluntarily recalled.

The company recalled the pills after a Food and Drug Administration test in January 2011 confirmed that the capsules contained sibutramine. Sibutramine is commonly known as Meridia, a Food and Drug Administration approved prescription diet drug that tests have shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Since Svelte 30 is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the dangerousness and side-effects of the capsules are unknown. The lots affected by the recall are 04-3000 to 04-5999. Primary Sources: