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: 

  • Voluntary recalls
  • Mandatory recalls

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

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