Summitt Labs, the well-known American CBD manufacturer, announced on May 12 that it’s recalling a batch of the Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil Tincture, more precisely Batch#730 from Lot#K018. It looks like the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services came across elevated levels of lead (4.7 ppm) in the product when performing a random test. Summitt Labs first recalled the batch on the specified date, whereas the FDA published the recall on May 15.
The FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning
In the FDA announcement, the agency warns people that the lead levels in the Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil Tincture’s tested batch can cause acute lead poisoning symptom such as paresthesia, pain, nausea, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, weight loss, poor appetite, kidney damage, symptoms associated with encephalitis, hemolysis, shock and a metallic taste. Performing its own investigation on another sample from the same batch, Summitt Labs found lead traces of only .5 ppm, which is right within the legal limits. However, the company still voluntarily recalled the products and plans to do so further, by announcing:
“Any consumer with Lot #K018 Batch #730 in their possession are urged to contact Summitt Labs by phone at (833) 810-5673 Monday-Friday 8a.m. to 5p.m. EST, or through the website at www.Koreorganic.com. Any consumer with Lot #K018 Batch #730 should return this product to the place of purchase for a full monetary refund.”
How Can the Recalled Products Can Be Identified?
Batch #730 from Lot #K018 was distributed all over the country. It can be identified by looking at the 30 ml product’s bottle’s Kraft Paper Packaging and Kore Organic Logo. Meanwhile, Summitt Labs notified customers and distributors of the error through phone calls, emails and even personal visits, says the FDA.