LANSING, Mich. — Michigan's Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has recalled one company's marijuana vaping products for high levels of vitamin E acetate -- an additive that health officials have linked to injuries and death.

According to the MRA, the products were sold from Plan B Wellness, located at 20101 8 Mile Rd. in Detroit from Oct. 3, 2019 to Nov. 22, 2019, and again on Jan. 16, 2020. 

The following products, all from a company named Savage Cannabis, are part of the recall:

  • Savage Sticks (1G Concentrate)
    METRC # 1A405010000426A000000015
  • Savage Sticks Blackberry Kush Cartridge (1G Concentrate)
    METRC # 1A405010000426A000000743
  • Savage Sticks Original Glue / GG #4 Cartridge (1G Concentrate)
    METRC # 1A405010000426A000000744
  • Savage Sticks Runtz Cartridge (1G Concentrate)
    METRC # 1A405010000426A000000746
vape products recalled
Photos of the THC vape products recalled by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency as of Jan. 23, 2020.
Courtesy of Weedmaps

The MRA says all the affected vape cartridges will have a label that indicates the license number of the marijuana facility and the METRC numbers assigned to the product in the statewide monitoring system. Plan B Wellness' license number is License PC-000137.

Patients or caregivers who have these products are advised to take them back to Plan B Wellness for proper disposal. 

Back in December, the state required smoke shops and marijuana dispensaries to test for vitamin E acetate. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has associated the company with vaping-related lung injuries. Nationwide, the CDC has reported over 2,600 cases—including 57 deaths, three of which have occurred in Michigan.

Health officials urge e-cigarette and vape users to seek medical attention if they develop symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, fever and/or nausea and vomiting. 

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