News 8 February 2023

Elf Bar recalled from shops after illegal levels of nicotine found

8 February 2023

Usually an inescapable presence on nights out, there’s one less type of Elf Bar on the streets this week, after they’ve been recalled from shop shelves for a shocking reason.

Supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury’s have removed the watermelon flavoured variant of the e-cigarette brand after it was found to contain illegal levels of nicotine.

A Daily Mail investigation earlier this week found that this flavour of the ELFBAR600 was at least 50% over the allowed limit.

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

An ELFBAR spokesman also 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 [such as the US], have been inadvertently fitted to some of our UK products. We wholeheartedly apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”

Elf Bar have faced further scrutiny since their emergence, with critics saying their range of flavours – including Cotton Candy and Cola – encourage young people to smoke.

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