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HSE Environmental Health Service issues a RAPEX safety alert notice about e-cigarette products

HSE Press Release
Monday, 26 June 2023
  • Products contain more than the permitted concentration of nicotine and pose a serious risk to public safety
  • Retailers asked to recall and consumers should not use these products

The HSE’s Environmental Health Service, National Tobacco Control Office has submitted a RAPEX alert notification to the European Safety Gate (the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products) after discovering that the products named below contain more than the permitted amount of nicotine (20mg/ml or 2%).

Fantasi Ice Orange, batch code 201614188
Fantasi Ice Remix Blackcurrant and Lemon, batch code 20506085

The products subject to the RAPEX alert were sampled and analysed by the HSE and found to have a nicotine concentration up to 25.3mg/ml. The declared nicotine concentration on the packaging indicated a nicotine concentration of 20mg/ml or 2% nicotine.

The HSE has contacted all major Irish distributors of e-cigarettes and refill containers and made them aware of this issue.

Dr Maurice Mulcahy, Regional Chief Environmental Health Officer, HSE said: “As a precautionary measure, our message for the public is to check the Fantasi Ice products you may have against the two products involved in this alert. If you have any of these products, we want you to stop using it and return it to the shop where you bought it.

“We are also asking retailers to stop selling the products listed and to contact the HSE with supplier traceability details. If retailers have sold or distributed any of the listed products, we want them to recall them by displaying a recall notice in a prominent position in their retail premises and on their website.”

The HSE is asking retailers to do the following:
  • If you have any of the Fantasi Ice products as set out above, you must remove them from sale and contact the HSE at with product and full traceability details.
  • If you have sold or distributed any of the products above, a recall notice must be displayed in a prominent position in your retail premises and on your website and social media.
  • Retailers with any queries in relation to this matter can contact the HSE at
  • More information on the products can be found at Safety Gate Alerts using the words ‘electronic cigarette’.

The HSE advises consumers who have these affected products not to use them and return them to the shop where purchased.

More information is available RAPEX alert

See Tobacco Control Enforcement for more information on HSE enforcement activity.

Last updated on: 27 / 06 / 2023