PDX 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.