Canadian cannabis merchandise recalled in January include faulty all-in-one vape pens from Hexo, in addition to moldy marijuana from Saskatchewan processor AgroGreens Natural Products and mislabeled bud from Manitoba’s Delta 9 Bio-Tech.
Hexo’s recall was announced by the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) on-line retailer on Jan. 12, and impacted three varieties of disposable vape pens.
Hexo advised Marijuana Business Daily the vapes have been bought in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, in addition to to medical cannabis shoppers.
The producer attributed the recall to “a mechanical hardware defect, in which prolonged auto-ignition may lead to excess heat in the battery cell, which in turn may cause melting of the plastic shell.”
“As an immediate corrective action, Hexo has implemented enhanced third-party hardware approval criteria including the use of an independent third-party accredited lab to assess all devices under consideration,” wrote Shannon McCoy, Hexo vice chairman of high quality, in a press release emailed to MJBizDaily.
“Hexo expects the financial impact of the voluntary recall to be minimal, and well within the normal course of business,” McCoy added, with out specifying the precise variety of recalled vape pens.
The Agro-Greens recall was issued by Health Canada on Jan. 7, and affected 752 models of North 40 Black Cherry Punch cannabis bud bought to medical cannabis shoppers through mail and by leisure cannabis retailers in Saskatchewan.
“The affected product may contain mold,” stated Health Canada’s recall notice, including that Agro-Greens had obtained 4 complaints in regards to the lot and one report of an adversarial response.
Grower North 40 Cannabis flagged the mildew situation to the general public in a tweet posted Dec. 27.
“All environmental conditions were on point throughout the drying and curing,” stated North 40’s tweet. “It looks like a very isolated incident.”
The moldy bud was initially recognized in a late December submit on the Reddit message board, stated David Purcell, chief income officer at Shelter Cannabis, which is within the means of acquiring Agro-Greens.
Purcell stated Agro-Greens continues to be investigating the difficulty, and is awaiting last check outcomes that can present extra info.
“We want to be proactive, because we want to provide the best possible product and service to our clients that we possibly can,” stated Purcell.
Mold recalls have been comparatively unusual, however not unheard-of, in Canada’s regulated marijuana market.
Another recall issued Jan. eight concerned 600 models of cannabis bud with faulty THC and CBD values.
The 3.5-gram packages of Oceanic Sea Breeze Cannabis, grown by Delta 9 Bio-Tech of Manitoba and bought at shops in Newfoundland and Labrador, had “incorrect cannabinoid values, where the labelled total THC and total CBD are higher than the actual values,” stated Health Canada’s recall notice.
Inaccurate cannabinoid labelling has prompted nearly all of cannabis recalls in Canada since leisure legalization in 2018.
In the previous yr, labelling-related recalls have affected merchandise together with flower from Aurora Cannabis subsidiary MedReleaf, pre-rolled joints from Sundial Growers, drinks from AgMedica Bioscience and ingestible cannabis oil from Voyage Cannabis.
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