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Cannabis recalls and safety notices

Cannabis recalls and safety notices

Recalls are used to remove defective or potentially unsafe products from the market. There are two types of recalls: 

  • Mandatory recalls
  • Voluntary recalls

Mandatory recalls are ordered by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). Voluntary recalls are conducted by the cannabis business.

Mandatory recalls

DCC can order a mandatory recall when:  

  • There is an immediate and serious threat to human life or health, and 
  • Other remedies would cause an unreasonable delay 

During a mandatory recall, DCC notifies all licensees who have the affected product. We provide guidance about what to do, and we work closely with licensees to take needed action.  

List of DCC-mandated recalls 

January 26, 2022: Claybourne Co. Head Banger (Cannabis flower)

  • Sold from November 2, 2021 to January 26, 2022 
  • Reason for recall: Aspergillus contamination 

Voluntary recalls

A licensee may conduct a voluntary recall for cannabis or a cannabis products that are adulterated or misbranded. A licensee must notify DCC that the licensee has initiated a voluntary recall. DCC will then work with licensees to ensure appropriate notices are provided and the recalled cannabis and cannabis products are properly handled. Recalled cannabis and cannabis products may be remediated if approved by the department or must be destroyed. After receiving notification of a voluntary recall, DCC also posts the information to the list of voluntary recalls on its website to provide information to licensees and consumers.

List of voluntary recalls

October 13, 2022: Metta Distribution (Cannabis Flower)

License # In PossessionRetail DBALicense Name in Possession
C10-0000254-LICPerfect UnionHUGS ALTERNATIVE CARE, INC.
C10-0000254-LICPerfect UnionHUGS ALTERNATIVE CARE, INC.
C10-0000324-LICPerfect UnionRCP Marysville
C10-0000411-LICPerfect UnionLEAVE IT TO NATURE, INC.
C10-0000425-LICPerfect UnionPHSL, LLC
C10-0000707-LICWild Seed WellnessNORTHSTAR MARYSVILLE
C10-0000707-LICWild Seed WellnessNORTHSTAR MARYSVILLE
C10-0000748-LICPerfect UnionPERFECT UNION TURLOCK LLC
C10-0000748-LICPerfect UnionPERFECT UNION TURLOCK LLC
C10-0000749-LICPerfect UnionPERFECT UNION – MORRO BAY LLC

September 28, 2022: Refined Xtraction (Hot sauce/edible)

  • License number: C11-0001248-LIC, CDPH-10003050
  • Reason for voluntary recall: This product was voluntarily recalled because it is a prohibited product per DCC regulations, section 17300, subsection (e).
  • More information can be found on the product website: https://hautesauceofficial.com/home/notices/?v=7516fd43adaa