December 9, 2022

Popular painkiller recalled due to poisoning risk

If you have Hempvana pain relief products at home, there is a recall for four different products.

Telebrands announced the action after finding that the product packaging did not meet child-resistant packaging requirements. Thus, children can easily open the packaging, which can lead to poisoning by ingestion or even by contact with the skin.

Reminder of Hempvana pain reliever

The company has announced the recall of the four Hempvana pain relief products listed below. The recall warning is available from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – see this link.

You will need to be on the lookout for the following item numbers and UPCs to find out if your Hempvana pain relievers are included in the recall:

  • 15436 – UPC: 097298053542 – Hempväna Ultra Strength Pain Relief Cream with Lidocaine – 4 oz. jar with twist-off lid and green and red label
  • 14597 – UPC: 097298052583 – Hempväna Ultra Strength Pain Relief Night Cream with Lidocaine – 4 oz. jar with twist-off lid and green and purple label
  • 14460 – UPC: 097298052170 – Hempväna Ultra Strength Turmeric Pain Relief Cream with Lidocaine – 4 oz. jar with twist-off lid and green and orange label
  • 15440 – UPC: 097298053566 – Hempväna Pain Relief Hand & Body Lotion with Lidocaine – 8 oz. bottle with pump doser and green and red label

All four Hempvana products contain lidocaine. According to the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), the substance must be placed in child-resistant packaging. However, this is not the case for the four Hempvana pain relief products in this recall.

Children could open the packages and swallow lidocaine, which is dangerous. Skin contact can also lead to poisoning.

Hempvana Ultra Strength Pain Relief Cream Recall with 4 Ounce Jar of Lidocaine Image Source: Telemarks via CPSC

Telebrands sold approximately 183,000 units of Hempvana pain reliever which are now part of the recall. They were available for around $20 from April 2021 to January 2022.

The company sold them online and in retail stores. You could have purchased your supply directly from the company’s website, Amazon, eBay, Walmart, RiteAid, CVS, and various other retailers.

what you should do

Hempvana’s recall announcement indicates that there have been no reported injuries related to the pain relief products. But the company is urging customers to stop using all four painkillers. Also, they should store them in a safe place. This way the drugs are out of the sight and reach of young children.

Buyers can contact Telebrands to find out how to safely dispose of the recalled painkillers. The company will offer a full product refund or free childproof closure for products delivered in jars.

In addition to this, Telebrands will provide buyers with a $15 digital coupon which they can use on other Hempvana products.

Telebrands Hempvana Pain Relief Reminder
Recalled Hempvana Pain Relief Hand and Body Lotion with 8 ounce bottle of lidocaine with pump. Image sources: Telemarks via CPSC

There is nothing wrong with the Hempvana pain relief products in the recall. They are still safe to use for pain relief. Purchasers who do not have children nearby may continue to use the recalled products. But they must make sure that no young child can reach the jars.

Finally, be sure to read the entire CPSC Callback Announcement. It contains additional contact information and product images.