So fresh off the press release news wire we learn that GNC suspends all sales of USPlab products. Wow how noble of you GNC! It did not take lawsuits, deaths, heart problems, liver transplants, people turning yellow, and hepatitis C outbreaks and whatever else for you to stop selling USPlabs products. Nooooo that was not enough. You only decided to do something when the Department of Justice stepped in. I’m sure the people that experienced health products and severe hardships dealing with products that you sold will be so happy that you sent out this press release. Next time, though, try to do it before people start dropping like flies.
GNC Suspends All Sales Of USPlabs Products
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, announced today that it is suspending sales of all products manufactured by USPlabs LLC (USPlabs) in light of the recent enforcement actions taken against USPlabs and its principals by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal agencies.
Michael G. Archbold, Chief Executive Officer of GNC, said, “While none of the recent allegations made against USPlabs relate to the current formulations of any of its products, and we have no reason to believe that there are any health and safety issues with respect to any USPlabs products currently sold by GNC, it is in the best interest of our customers to suspend the sale of the company’s products pending further review. At GNC, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of product quality, purity and compliance and we expect nothing less from our third party vendors and suppliers.
“As an industry leader GNC has always gone above and beyond the minimum requirements in pursuing quality for our consumers, and we will continue to lead the efforts for higher standards with regard to the products we manufacture along with the products manufactured by third parties and carried in our stores.”
Sales of USPlabs products by GNC are immaterial.