BC cannabis oil recalled over faulty instructions

Published Nov 23, 2020 02:00 p.m. ET
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Canada has seen it’s a fair share of cannabis product recalls over these last two years. Still, typically, these are called due to contamination or incorrect labelling that indicates either a lower or higher potency than what is actually contained within the product. This time around, things are a little bit different, as it’s the packaging that’s been compromised on this cannabis oil.

The recall

The recall only impacts cannabis oil vials that were sold in British Columbia, where products were shipped and found by Health Canada to have a misprint on the instructions. The issue is not with the packaging that contains the cannabis oil, but on a pamphlet of instructions that come with each bottle, as it should say intended for ingestion, but instead, it says that it’s intended use is inhalation.

No complaints

Health Canada has reported no incidents or complaints from consumers who purchased the cannabis oil products with faulty instructions. Still, the company Voyage Cannabis Corp claims to have three so far. Luckily, there have been no adverse reactions to the recalled products. However, a few people have likely experienced a unique taste and burning if they tried to smoke or vape their cannabis oil.

Impacted lots

A total of nine products are included in the recall, and they are from PureFarma and Purvida oils. These cannabis oil products were sold right across British Columbia through authorized retailers between October 13thand November 5th.

  1. PureFarma: Balance 15-15
    Lot #: VAB001
    Packaged: August 13th, 2020

  2. PureFarma: Hemplixer 15/Hemplixer 15
    Lot #: VAB001
    Packaged: August 13th, 2020

  • PureFarma: Hemplixer 30/ Hemplixer 30
    Lot #: VAB006
    Packaged: October 15th, 2020

  • Purvida: Daybreak Sativa Honey Oil Drops
    Lot #: VAB008
    Packaged: August 25th, 2020

  • Purvida: Nightfall Indica Hone Oil Drops
    Lot #: VAB015
    Packaged: October 14th, 2020

  • What to do if you bought a recalled cannabis oil

    If you find that you have purchased one of the recalled cannabis oil products listed above, then you can return it through the retailer where you bought it, along with the receipt. Of course, you could also choose to do nothing at all, as there is nothing wrong with the cannabis oil in question, it can be used safely with no problem. The only thing that made Health Canada concerned is the mistake in the instructions, which is not an issue if you’re already aware of how to use it properly.

    Moving forward

    This isn’t the first time that we’ve witnessed a recall due to improper labelling, but it’s a problem that can be avoided if consumers are willing to take a few simple precautions. It is also a large part of why we highly recommend that anyone interested in cannabis products does their due diligence by doing their research. From everything from the ideal strains to suit the situation at hand to precisely how to use each one before making an irreversible purchase or decision. The best and most reliable information will come from more than one simple instruction manual.

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