Vitamin E Acetate Prompts Legal Vape Product Recall in Michigan

Lab tests revealed high levels of vitamin e acetate in several Michigan market vape products, prompting a recall; the compound was linked by the CDC to a pulmonary injury illness that has sickened more than 2,400 and led to 52 deaths.

Full story after the jump.

Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency has recalled five vape cartridge brands after the products tested positive for vitamin E acetate. The Centers for Disease Control in November linked the compound to the pulmonary injury illness that has sickened more than 2,400 and led to 52 deaths.

The regulatory agency has required cannabis vape cartridges to be tested for vitamin E acetate since November 22 and the positive tests mark the first time the compound has been found in the state’s legal market. The five products – Cereal Cart, Monopoly Cart, Royal Highness, Dank Vape, and Savage Stick – were sold at Elite Wellness in Mount Morris and Bay City between August 3 and November 22. State regulators had forced all licensed dispensaries to remove vape cartridges from their shelves for testing and, just last week, stores began to get them back in stock.

The tainted cartridges came from a caregiver who sold the products to licensed cultivator Larren Investments, according to the MRA recall notice. The MRA also found vitamin E acetate in four other products purchased by Larren Investments that had not yet made it to stores, including WCE Blueberry Distillate, WCE Gelato Distillate, WCE Sour Diesel Distillate, and WCE Skywalker OG Distillate.

Under MRA rules, vitamin E acetate in vape products is limited to 100 parts per million; some of the recalled products contained levels of vitamin E acetate as high as 68,432 ppm and as low as 105 ppm.

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