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Xiadafil VIP Tabs could be harmful

June 08, 2008|From Times Wire Services

SEI Pharmaceuticals is recalling Xiadafil VIP Tabs because they contain erectile dysfunction drug components that aren't declared on the packaging. The supplements contain hydroxyhomosildenafil, which is a chemical analog of the active ingredient in Viagra. This compound could interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease, possibly causing blood pressure to drop to dangerous levels.

The recalled Xiadafil -- a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement and erectile dysfunction -- was packaged in eight-tablet bottles and two-tablet blister cards with expiration dates of September 2009. These were sold online and at health food stores around the country. Free samples were also distributed at trade shows. For more information, call the Food and Drug Administration at (888) 463-6332.

* About 730,000 Candlsense warmers, made in China by Provo Craft & Novelty Inc., are being recalled because the internal heating part of the candle warmer can detach and melt the bottom of its plastic casing, posing a fire hazard. The products were sold at Wal-Mart and other stores nationwide from August 2006 through October 2007. For more details, call (888) 306-0132 or go to or

* About 152,000 Sky Champion wireless indoor helicopters, made in China and imported by Tradewinds International Enterprises Inc., are being recalled because the rechargeable battery inside the toy can catch fire, igniting the helicopter and nearby combustible materials. The Sky Champion helicopter is made of foam and plastic and comes with a transmitter that controls the aircraft and recharges the battery.

The product was sold at Walgreens stores nationwide from June through November 2007. For more information, call (888) 583-4908 or go to

* About 70,000 Makit & Bakit jewelry sets and sun catcher sets, made in China and imported by Quincrafts, are being recalled because some of the jewelry clasps have high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by children. The children's jewelry products include a variety of sets that contained necklace, bracelet and earring or ring combinations.

The products were sold at A.C. Moore, CVS, LTD Commodities, Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Michaels and other toy and independent craft supply stores nationwide from August 2007 through March this year. For more details, call (800) 366-4660, or go to or

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