Michigan Recalls Vaping Products for Heavy Metals Including Arsenic

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued a recall of four (4) products that were tested by Iron Laboratories. The MRA suspended the testing facilities license on August 16, 2019. The recalled products include vaping cartridges that failed testing requirements for high levels of Chromium and Arsenic. The products are being sold in over 30 dispensaries across the state.

The Public Health and Safety Bulletin warns users that potential medical symptoms and issues could include coughing, wheezing, decreased pulmonary function, nausea, vomiting, abnormal heart rhythm, and damage to blood vessels. Consumers should return items on the list to the medical dispensary where it was purchased.

As of August 27, 2019, the CDC reports that there are over 215 cases of pulmonary illnesses reported in 25 states that are in many cases being attributed to e-cigarettes containing THC and CBD products. The CDC is working with the states to identify the name of the products, the manufacturer and where the products are being sold. The CDC indicates that, to date, it does not appear that there is one product responsible for these cases.