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Cautions and potential hazards

Safety guidelines

Guidelines For Supplement Safety
Although dietary supplements enjoy a stellar safety record, some cautions do apply. These guidelines outline the kinds of dangers and risks that all supplement users need to be aware of.

Ephedra: Guidelines For Dosage And Label Warnings
Responsible manufacturers of ephedra products place these guidelines and warnings on their labels.

Kava: New Warning Label
New cautionary language to appear on products containing kava, an herb commonly used for anxiety and stress.

Product recalls

Nature's Valley Women's Formula Multivitamin
The manufacturer is issuing a voluntary recall because the bottle lacks child-resistant packaging (March 2002).

US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warnings

The FDA has warned consumers about the following products. (For a complete list of FDA warnings, consumers should check the FDA website, www.cfsan.fda.gov.)

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