Wal-Mart Suspends Sales Of Craze After USA TODAY Report

Source: Alison Young / USA Today

Retail giant Wal-Mart has stopped selling a popular sports dietary supplement on its website and a U.S. senator demanded tougher regulation in the wake of a USA TODAY investigation published last week.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Dianna Gee said the company pulled Craze, a pre-workout powder, off its retail website Thursday after the investigation showed that the product’s maker, Matt Cahill, has a history of putting risky supplements on the market.

“We did this to allow us time to look further into not only the safety of the product, but also the integrity of the supplier,” Gee said, noting that Craze was only sold online and not on shelves of the company’s stores.

Cahill has declined repeated interview requests and offered no response to Wal-Mart’s action when contacted by e-mail this week. A statement posted on the website of his company, Driven Sports, said the company is “disappointed” by USA TODAY’s report and that Craze is a legal and safe supplement. The company has issued repeated denials that Craze contains amphetamine-like substances found by some outside labs.

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