THE HSE today urged the public to stop using certain e-cigarettes from the Aroma King range of disposable vapes.
The health executive said he has warned retailers to stop selling these products as they contain an unauthorized amount of nicotine.
The HSE National Tobacco Control Office said it sent a warning to the EU rapid alert system on dangerous non-food products after discovering that certain Aroma King products contain more than the permitted amount of nicotine (20 mg/ml or 2%).
A total of 46 Aroma King disposable e-cigarettes in certain ranges and flavors (listed below) were sampled and tested by the HSE and found to have a nicotine concentration in excess of the legally permitted amount of nicotine set at 20mg /ml. with levels up to 50.4 mg/ml detected.
The declared nicotine strength on the packaging indicates a nicotine strength of 20mg/ml or 2% nicotine.
The HSE said it has contacted all the major Irish e-cigarette and refill pack distributors that it is aware of and is in the process of contacting known retailers of these products.
Dr. Maurice Mulcahy, HSE Regional Director of Environmental Health, said: “As a precautionary measure, our message to the public is to check your e-cigarette product against the list of products involved in this alert. If you have one of these products, we want you to stop using it and return it to the store where you bought it. If you have already used it and are not feeling well, you should contact your GP as your first point of contact.
“We ask retailers to stop selling the products listed below and to contact us with full supplier traceability details. If retailers have sold or distributed any of the products listed below, we want them to recall them by displaying a recall notice prominently in their retail locations and on their website.”
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