- A voluntary recall was placed on a CBD product found to contain high levels of lead.
- Summitt Labs, based in Tampa, Fl., issued the recall in order to cooperate with the FDA and state regulators despite their results being within the Florida limit.
- The company is asking that consumers with this product return it for a full monetary refund.
Summitt Labs, a CBD company in Florida, issued a voluntary recall on a batch of CBD oil that was found to possess dangerous levels of lead. The product was tested by a state agency, The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and revealed that the product contained 4.7 parts per million (ppm) of lead.
Summitt Labs’ product, Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil Tincture, is marked with Batch#730 and Lot#K018.
The product was issued an immediate recall at the consumer level, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was notified of the recall. The FDA later posted Summitt’s announcement on their website.
Consumers who are in possession of these products with the batch and lot number listed above are being urged to contact Summitt Labs by phone and return the product to where they purchased it from for a full refund.
The company also had a sample of the product tested at an ISO-accredited lab. The results listed the lead content at 0.5ppm, putting it within the legal limits in Florida.
However, due to the results of the FDACS test, Summitt Labs decided to recall the batch in order to cooperate with state regulators along with the FDA.
According to the Florida Department of Health, ingesting the product may cause high lead exposure, which could worsen into lead poisoning.
No complaints or reports came forward before the product recall took place the company reported.