Seven Products on Consumers' Blacklist

Seven products that have made it onto consumers' blacklist
Seven products that have made it onto consumers' blacklist

Consumer history is littered with trends, fads and failures. Calcium and Vitamin D have been thought to be so beneficial that they're added to foods like orange juice and cereal. But just this week a committee convened by the Institute of Medicine announced that taking these dietary supplements is unnecessary and, in the case of calcium, increases the risk of heart disease and kidney stones in older women. Excess Vitamin D could also increase the risk of fractures and other diseases, the committee said.

As we rethink our use of calcium and Vitamin D, WalletPop asked experts to suggest other products that should be considered for consumers' Do Not Buy list. Here are the seven they nominated: