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WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter 1998, No. 09&10
(23 pages)

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Open this folder and view contentsRegulatory decisions
Open this folder and view contentsDrug surveillance
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close this folderMedical devices
View the documentBlood glucose meters - recalled because of error readings: USA
View the documentEpiPen epinephrine auto-injectors - recall of syringes: Switzerland
View the documentMedical devices - the year 2000 problem: guidance document: USA
View the documentSkin wound closure adhesive - approved: USA
View the documentWeight loss device - recalled: USA
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Open this folder and view contentsMedication errors
Open this folder and view contentsVeterinary medicine

Weight loss device - recalled: USA

United States of America. The Food and Drug Administration has alerted consumers to a recall of an electrical weight loss device - known as the Moulding Body Electrical Body Belt or Personal Electro-Sauna (Body Fitness Inc./TV Store Corp.) - advertised and commercialised on television.

The firm has received complaints that indicate that its device is hazardous and has caused skin burns and fires. The product resembles a heating pad and can be wrapped around the waist, thighs or arms. It has not been approved by the FDA.

Consumers who have purchased Moulding Body through advertisements on Hispanic television should stop using the product at once.

TV Store is currently conducting a voluntary recall of the product and the FDA is actively monitoring the situation.

Reference: HHS News P98-19 dated 2 July 1998.


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