California vape cartridge maker issues voluntary marijuana product recall

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A vape cartridge manufacturer issued the first cannabis product recall in California’s new regulated marijuana market.

The Bloom Brand announced on its website the company and its manufacturer-distributor, Greenfield Organix 4th St., voluntarily recalled four products sold between July 1 and July 19.

The recall covers nearly 100 retailers across the Golden State. No other states were affected.

“Batch Number B-180504 contains the pesticide Myclobutanil and does not comply with the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) standards,” the Bloom Brand wrote on its website.

“We are working closely with the BCC to remedy this issue and expect clean, compliant products to be back on shelves in three weeks.”

A Bloom Brand spokesperson declined to comment beyond the statement posted on the company website.

BCC spokesman Alex Traverso confirmed in an email to Marijuana Business Daily that this is California’s first MJ product recall since Jan. 1, when the state’s newly regulated market formally launched.

“The Bureau is focused on public health and safety and is actively working with the California Department of Public Health and Bloom to ensure that all affected products are successfully recalled,” Traverso wrote.

“At the current time, we’re looking into the events that led to the voluntary recall, and as such, there has been no determination regarding the status of Bloom’s license.”

It’s not clear how the contaminated product made it all the way to retail shelves.