• April 16, 2024

SKE Crystal Pulled From UK Shelves for E-Liquid Volumes

 SKE Crystal Pulled From UK Shelves for E-Liquid Volumes

The disposable vape brand SKE Crystal has been pulled from sale at One Stop and Booker stores in tyhe UK. The products reportedly contain more than the regulatory maximum amount of nicotine e-liquid.

The Grocer reported that multiple independent lab tests had found SKE Crystal devices to contain significantly more than the permitted 2ml of liquid.

Testing commissioned by tobacco company BAT of 15 SKE Crystal Blue Razz Lemonade flavoured devices bought at two One Stop stores in Hereford and Worksop, and a Sainsbury’s store in Leeds, found all contained more than 2ml of liquid.

In one case, a device had a total fill volume of 3.26ml, more than 60 percent over the permitted maximum.

Separate testing supplied by a senior industry source 14 SKE Crystal disposable variants – including Watermelon Strawberry Bubblegum, Fresh Menthol Mojito and Bull Ice – found all contained more than 3ml of nicotine juice.

Lab tests of all SKE Crystal SKUs by Adact Medical, commissioned by vape wholesaler Phoenix 2 Retail and shared with The Grocer, found only one flavour variant – Sour Apple – was found to have a non-compliant tank capacity.

One Stop and Booker – which are both owned by Tesco – have temporarily removed three SKE Crystal variants from sale as a precautionary measure while further tests are carried out by its supplier. The flavours pulled from shelves are: Sour Apple, Pink Lemonade and Bull Ice.

Previously, Elfbar and its subsidiary Lost Mary had its products pulled from UK shelves after testing confirmed that they had more then the maximum allowed for e-liquids.