Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
Thirty-three lots of two flavours of Haven Street THC-infused gummies have been recalled by TerrAscend Canada after the gummies, suspected of being contaminated with mould, prompted almost a dozen complaints.
The recall applies to all lots of Haven St. Rise No.570 Wild Berry THC Infused Gummy and Haven St. Drift No. 470 Sour Watermelon THC Infused Gummy, notes the recall notice from the federal government.
The products were available at authorized retailers in Ontario, B.C., Alberta, PEI, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador, with 330,927 units being sold between September 2020 and January 2021.The notice makes clear that none of the 10 complaints “involved an adverse reaction” and that Health Canada has not received any such complaints. The concern is that, for certain individuals, exposure to the mould “may result in allergic symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing, runny nose or nasal congestion and watery or itchy eyes.” Additionally, exposure “may cause temporary adverse health consequences, where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”The notice emphasizes that “consumers should immediately stop using this product and return unopened product to the retailer where the product was purchased.” Anything that has been opened should be discarded securely.
There have been other recalls in recent weeks as well.
Early last month, Agro-Greens Natural Products Ltd. was also the subject of a recall for one lot of its North 40 Black Cherry Punch dried cannabis because of suspected mould. The company had received four complaints regarding the recalled lot, which involved 752 units sold from Dec. 4 to 23, 2020.
Posted Jan. 7, the recall notice states the product had been sold through five provincially authorized retailers in Saskatchewan, as well as clients registered for medical purposes. The same health caution as noted within the Haven St. gummies was provided.
And on Jan. 22, three types of all-in-one disposable cannabis vape pens from HEXO were recalled because of a mechanical issue. The company reported that it had “received three reports of incidents and no reports of injuries in Canada or elsewhere,” states the recall notice.
“The recalled products contain a mechanical defect whereby the auto turn-off mechanism can fail. This results in continuous battery engagement, generating excessive heat in the device, which in turn can cause the plastic shell of the pen to melt,” according to the notice.