The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to
buy or use Hardcore Energize Bullet or New Whey liquid products sold in
test tube-like vials due to suspected product tampering. The products
are being recalled.
The suspected tampering involved a utility knife blade found in one
vial of Hardcore Energize Bullet drink, manufactured in the United
States and sold in Canada, and another blade in one vial of New Whey
liquid products, manufactured and sold in the United States. No one is
known to have been hurt.
Hardcore Energize Bullet and New Whey liquid products are
manufactured by Protica Inc., of Whitehall, Pa. Protica is
investigating this incident.
Hardcore Energize Bullet liquid products were distributed in Canada
and are being recalled by iSatori Technologies of Golden, Colo. The
liquid is packaged in 2.9 ounce clear, test-tube like vials and in two
flavors, Blue Rage and Black Rush.
The affected lots for the Blue Rage liquid product are: 1961, 1962,
and 1794. The affected lot for the Black Rush liquid product is 1963.
New Whey liquid products were distributed and are being recalled by
IDS of Oviedo, Fla. and were sold at various retail stores. The liquid
is packaged in 2.9 ounce clear, test-tube like vials and two flavors,
New Whey Fruit Punch 25g and New Whey Blue Raspberry 42g.
The affected lot for the New Whey Fruit Punch liquid product is
1960. The affected lot for the New Whey Blue Raspberry liquid product
The FDA advises consumers who may have purchased these products not to consume them.
Health care professionals and consumers are encouraged to report
serious adverse effects or product quality problems with the use of
Hardcore Energize Bullet and New Whey liquid products to the FDA's
MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, fax
- Regular Mail: Use FDA postage paid form 3500 and mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787
- Fax: 800-FDA-0178
- Phone: 800-FDA-1088