Adult talent manager Howard Andrew was visited by federal agents last month in south Florida. No, not because his former client Sebastian Young was arrested again, but because his online retail store “Hard Men Store” was unknowingly selling bad boner pills.
Unbeknownst to Hard Men Store, a natural supplement they were selling called “Silver Sword” contains what the FDA says is a “hidden drug ingredient.” The government is advising everyone to throw out their Silver Sword ASAP, but now that you know there’s a “hidden drug” in it, doesn’t that kind of make you want to do it more?
In addition to the raid, Andrew’s Hard Men Store got a shout out on the FDA’s website:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Silver sword, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including www.hardmenstore.com, and in some retail stores.
FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Silver sword contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction (ED). This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.
Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away.
To make sure that Hard Men Store was unable to move any more of the poor man’s Viagra, here’s what the FDA did with their existing supply of Silver Sword. Your tax dollars at work!
Goodbye forever, boners!
Hard Men Store issued the below release for their customers, and are now in compliance with the FDA. (And if you’re wondering why the FDA wasted its time and resources going to Fort Lauderdale and playing with liquid cement when they could have just stuck with their above advisory and trusted Hard Men Store to dispose of the product on their own, well, welcome to the extremely efficient United States federal government.)
July 5, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hardmenstore.com Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Silver Sword and Clalis at the request of the FDA.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Upon request of the FDA, Hardmenstore.com is voluntarily recalling 430 lots of Silver Sword and Clalis at the consumer level.
According to representatives of the FDA, Silver Sword and Clalis have reportedly been found to contain amounts of PDE-5 Inhibitor Sildenafil, which could cause adverse reactions and drug interactions normally associated with the active ingredient in Viagra.
Risk Statement: Hardmenstore.com has been informed by the FDA that Silver Sword could potentially result in decreased blood pressure, light-headedness, and dizziness.
These products are intended to be used as a dietary supplement and sexual supplement. Silver Sword is packaged in a tin containing 8 doses, 2 pills per dose. Clalis is packaged in box containing a bottle of 6 pills.
According to the FDA report, the affected Silver Sword and Clalis lots include those produced on or before April 2, 2013. The production date is stamped on the back of the packaging. Silver Sword can be identified by the tan and red tin labeled as Silver Sword. Clalis can be identified by its distinctive blue box. The sealed and packaged product was delivered to Hardmenstore.com as having contained only legitimate and lawful ingredients.
Aided with the information provided by the FDA, Hardmenstore.com is now notifying its distributors and customers by an email and online notice. It is arranging for a return of all recalled products. It is recommended that consumers and retailers that have the Silver Sword or Clalis supplements should stop using this product immediately, and contact a doctor if any of the side effects have been felt.
Consumers with questions regarding this voluntary recall can contact Howard Andrew by email at email@example.com from Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm, EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
• Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at:www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
• Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of and at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“As hardmenstore.com receives this product from overseas in a sealed package, representing that it contains only lawful and legitimate ingredients, we are relying on the representations of the Federal Drug Administration that the public interest would best be served by voluntarily complying with their request to get the product off the shelves. Our goal is to protect the safety of the consumer,” stated Howard Andrew, on behalf of Hardmenstore.com.