The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publicizing a voluntary recall that is affecting dozens of pet and human hemp products.
The Florida Department of Health recently notified the company MHR Brands of lead contamination.
MHR Brands, first announced the recall last month and has been actively reaching out to consumers about the issue.
The FDA said that so far no complaints about health complications related to the lead contamination have been reported. The agency encourages consumers to dispose of the products, monitor their health and contact a physician or veterinarian if adverse symptoms are experienced.
“Exposure to lead could present physical signs and symptoms including, pain, paresthesia/muscle weakness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, poor appetite, weight loss, symptoms associated with encephalitis, metallic taste in the mouth, shock, hemolysis or kidney damage,” FDA said in a notice.
Dozens of hemp-derived CBD tinctures marketed for either human or pet consumption by MHR Brands and its subsidiary InHe Manufacturing were listed as contaminated.
MHR Brands had an independent analysis done that revealed it wasn’t the oil itself that contained lead, it was the graduated droppers that they purchased from a third-party manufacturer.
“We absolutely stand by our promise to provide customers with the highest-quality products possible,” a company spokesperson told Marijuana Moment. “As an industry leader, we always want to do the right thing by our customers, so, after issuing this voluntary recall, we have taken far-reaching measures to ensure that our customers and distributors are notified and can receive a free exchange for a non-affected version of the product.”
“While this recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration, FDA does not endorse any products subject to this recall notice,” the FDA said.