FDA: Voluntary Recall of Hemp Products for Pets, Humans

A voluntary recall press release was issued by InHe Manufacturing, LLC and MHR Brands on June 23, 2020, and was subsequently posted by FDA on July 17, 2020, to benefit the public for informational purposes. See original press release here.

InHe Manufacturing, LLC was recently advised by the Florida Department of Health of the presence of elevated heavy metals (lead) in some of its products. The company investigated and determined the issue is related to graduated droppers packaged with the products and provided by a third-party packaging supplier.

In response and in conjunction with the regulatory authorities, the company:

  1. Issued a voluntary nationwide recall of the affected products, providing every customer with replacement products at no cost to the customer
  2. Retained a replacement third-party packaging supplier for all replacement and future products
  3. Discontinued use of graduated droppers in the future

No adverse health effects regarding the recalled products were reported prior to the recall. Exposure to lead could present physical signs and symptoms including, pain, paresthesia/muscle weakness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, poor appetite, weight loss, symptoms associated with encephalitis, metallic taste in the mouth, shock, hemolysis or kidney damage. Consumers should contact their healthcare provider if they experience any symptoms that may be related to using the products being recalled. Consumers should observe pets and contact their veterinarian if they see any symptoms that may be related to their pet being given the products being recalled.

MHR distributes nationally directly to consumers thorough internet sales and is currently notifying all customers about the ongoing recall directly. MHR also manufactures for other marketers and is notifying those customer of this issue and the affected products, and advising them on next steps necessary to successfully complete the recall.

Consumers who have questions, or who have a recalled product and would like a free replacement may contact MHR Brands at 844-300-5673 Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm (EST) or by email at recall@mhrbrands.com.

Click the images below to see pet products affected by this voluntary recall: