Why Elf Bars have been recalled from supermarkets and which shops have removed them


Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda and WHSmith have confirmed they have removed all Elf Bar 600 products from their stores

Elf Bars have been removed from UK shops after the watermelon flavour was found to contain at least 50 per cent more than the legal limit for nicotine e-liquid.

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda and WHSmith have confirmed they have removed all Elf Bar 600 products from their stores. Waitrose stopped selling single-use vape products earlier this month, due to environmental concerns.

Elf Bar is among the most popular vape brands in the world, coming in a wide range of flavours from kiwi passionfruit to blue razz lemonade.

The e-cigarette’s removal comes after a Daily Mail investigation into vapes, during which it sent a number of products stocked by major chains off for testing.

Are Elf Bars banned?

Elf Bars have not been banned, just temporarily removed from supermarket shelves.

A spokesperson for Morrisons told ITV News: “As part of our ongoing investigation into the legal compliance of Elf Bar 600 disposable electronic cigarettes with trading standards, we have made the decision to remove all flavoured variants from sale.

“The products will only be returned to sale once stock that fully complies with UK legislation becomes available.”

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We have temporarily removed one Elf Bar vape line from sale as a precautionary measure, whilst the manufacturer urgently investigates these claims.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We are in close contact with our supplier and have temporarily removed the affected Elf Bar product whilst they investigate further.”

What has Elf Bar said?

An Elf Bar spokesperson told the Daily Mail: “We found out that some batches of the Elf Bar product have been overfilled in the UK.

“It appears that e-liquid tank sizes, which are standard in other markets, have been inadvertently fitted to some of our UK products.

“We wholeheartedly apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”

Read full article here.

Alex Finnis – iNews – 2023-02-10.

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