A mandatory recall of non-compliant Elfbar vape products has been issued by regulators.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) made the announcement today, stating the affected products must be removed from sale ‘with immediate effect’.
“Some businesses have been told that there is a voluntary withdrawal of non-compliant products in place and have interpreted this as meaning they do not have to withdraw non-compliant products from sale if they do not want to,” said the CTSI.
“This is not correct. All non-compliant products must be withdrawn from sale. Anyone who continues to sell these products are breaking the law and leave themselves open to fines, seizures and prosecution.
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“The advice to businesses is that non-compliant products must not be made available to consumers. Non-compliant products must be removed from shelves and returned to the producer for recycling and disposal.”
The products in question are all ELFBAR 600’s with the following batch numbers: EPOI7693, EP020398, EP020250, EP019749, EP020257, EP019746, EP020120, EP020394, EP019893, EP019894.
Enforcement notices have been sent to every trading standards office as well as to the other trade associations and it is expected that the MHRA may be issuing further information within the next 48 hours.
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