GEC Laxoplex Dietary Supplement Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: GEC Laxoplex Dietary Supplement Recall [US]Genetic Edge Compounds recalls all current batch/lots of GEC Laxoplex Dietary Supplement Capsules due to suspected presence of Anabolic Steroids, a serious health hazard. FDA:

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Nutritional Supplements are subject to this recall:

  • GEC Laxoplex, sold as a dietary supplement and a muscle enhancing agent, and packaged in white plastic bottles containing 60 capsules, distributed US nationwide through various nutritional supplement retail outlets with a UPC of 0058049984. All batch/lots of this Supplement are subject to this recall.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the drug’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the FDA, this recall was initiated due to the presence of ingredients that the US Food and Drug Administration has stated do not meet the requirements of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. It is FDA’s position that the Anabolic Steroid ingredients in the products are not properly dietary ingredients allowed to be present in over-the-counter (“OTC”) Dietary Supplements.

Further, the federal government has stated that the use or consumption of any products containing Anabolic Steroids may cause acute liver injury and abuse of Anabolic Steroids may cause other serious long-term adverse health consequences in men, women and children.  These side effects include shrinkage of the testes, male breast enlargement and male infertility; masculinization of women; and short stature in children of both genders. Other known or suspected side effects of Anabolic Steroids include adverse effects on Blood Lipid Levels as well as increased risk of Heart Attack, Stroke and Death.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm drug poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food or drug, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage in the case of food and your local pharmacy in the case of a drug or supplement, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect product.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Nutritional Supplements, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Supplements to the store or outlet where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Genetic Edge Compounds at 1-972-742-6311 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time or by e-mail at

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Recalls Direct RIN: 8645-2017
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