100 mg/mL Nicotine Base and Nicotine Salt Base Solutions recalled due to risk of poisoning

Starting date:
April 21, 2020
Posting date:
April 21, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Poisoning Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-72843

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Various sizes of 100 mg/mL Nicotine Base Solution and Nicotine Salts Base Solution.
  • Issue: These vaping products do not meet requirements of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products. Options include: disposal with municipal waste guidelines, dilution to 65 mg/mL or replacement for a 65 mg/mL equivalent product.

Affected products

Various sizes of 100 mg/mL Nicotine Base Solution and Nicotine Salts Base Solution

Product description

This recall involves Nicotine Base Solution and Nicotine Salts Base Solution. The products are sold with 100 mg of nicotine per mL for diluting and mixing. The nicotine is mixed with a base of Polyethylene Glycol (PG) and/or Vegetable Glycerin (VG). These products are packaged in child resistant containers of various sizes.

The following products are included in this recall:
Name Item Number Available Sizes
100 mg/mL Nicotine Base Solution in PG or VG 10010150 30 mL, 60 mL, 120 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 1 L
100 mg/mL Nicotine Salts Base Solution in PG or VG 10010151 30 mL, 60 mL, 120 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 1 L

Hazard identified

These vaping products do not meet requirements of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001) under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

Vaping liquids containing equal to or more than 66 mg/g nicotine meet the classification of "very toxic" under the CCCR, 2001 and are prohibited from being manufactured, imported, advertised, or sold in Canada.

Vaping liquids containing nicotine may pose a poisoning hazard if ingested. Improper packaging and labelling could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

As of April 16, 2020, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 500 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from February 2013 to April 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
E-cigsupply.ca
Kanata
Ontario
CANADA
http://e-cigsupply.ca

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products. One of the following options should be considered:

  • Properly dispose of the product according to municipal waste guidelines, or
  • Dilute to 65 mg/mL with USP grade propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin with guidance from the company, or
  • Return for replacement and obtain a 65 mg/mL solution of equivalent value.

For more information, consumers can contact E-cigsupply by email: info@e-cigsupply.ca or by telephone at 613-858-5899.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.