The state Department of Health is suspending the disposal of the embargoed OxyELITE Pro products in Hawaii.
On Monday, health officials announced its intention to seize and destroy the products. Shortly thereafter, the Department of the Attorney General received a written request from a local attorney asking that health officials suspend the planned disposal and secure the products for potential use as evidence in future litigation.
The product has been voluntarily recalled by its maker USPlabs.
The attorney general instructed the health department to suspend the disposal and thereafter took temporary possession of the products. While the attorney general evaluates this request, the products will be stored in a secure location.
On Monday, retailers holding embargoed OxyELITE Pro products voluntarily surrendered their products to health inspectors with the understanding that the product would be destroyed.
That planned destruction is now on hold and retailers are being notified of this change. Retailers with questions about the seized products may call Anne Lopez, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, at (808) 587-1284 for more information.