PhotoPDX Aromatics of Portland, Ore., doing business as Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, is recalling kratom-containing powder products.

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

One confirmed illness has been associated with the recalled products.

Kratom, according to WebMD, is a herb that advocates say “offers relief from pain, depression, and anxiety,” and “may hold the key to treating chronic pain and may even be a tool to combat addiction to opioid medications.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration, on the other hand, has called kratom an “imminent hazard to public safety,” advocated making it a Schedule 1 drug -- the same as heroin, LSD, marijuana, and ecstasy."

The following products, packaged in plastic heat sealed pouches and sold in 28, 56 and 112 grams, are being recalled:

BrandProduct nameNet Wt
Kraken KratomRed Dragon Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomRed Vein Borneo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomRed Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomRed Vein Thai Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Kraken KratomSuper Indo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumMaeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red)28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumRed Dragon Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumRed Vein Borneo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumRed Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumRed Vein Thai Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
PhytoextractumSuper Indo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaMaeng Da Thai Kratom Powder (Horn Red)28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaRed Dragon Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaRed Vein Sumatra Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaRed Vein Thai Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Soul SpeciosaSuper Indo Kratom Powder28 g, 56 g, 112 g
Recalled products have any of the following LOT codes (represent packaging dates):
LOT 20180118LOT 20180125LOT 20180201LOT 20180207LOT 20180214
LOT 20180119LOT 20180126LOT 20180201LOT 20180208LOT 20180215
LOT 20180120LOT 20180127LOT 20180202LOT 20180209LOT 20180216
LOT 20180121LOT 20180128LOT 20180203LOT 20180210LOT 20180217
LOT 20180122LOT 20180129LOT 20180204LOT 20180211LOT 20180218
LOT 20180123LOT 20180130LOT 20180205LOT 20180212 
LOT 20180124LOT 20180131LOT 20180206LOT 20180213 

 

The products total an estimated 10,000 units and were sold directly to consumers on company websites between January 18, 2018, and February 18, 2018.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, but return them to PDX Aromatics.

Consumers wishing to receive a refund should visit the site from which they purchased the products (http://krakenkratom.com/recall, http://phytoextractum.com/recall, or http://soulspeciosa.com/recall) and follow all instructions for returning recalled products within 14 business days.

Consumers with questions may contact PDX Aromatics at 503-850-9225, 9am – 5pm (PT), Monday-Friday or by email at media@pdxaromatics.com.


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