Diamond Shruumz: Product Recall Update

Diamond Shruumz: Product Recall Update

Note: Ethereal Gold Dispensary does not carry, nor has never carried, any Diamond Shruumz Products as they do not meet the Ethereal Gold Standard.

As we wrote about earlier, the CDC and FDA have issued an urgent warning regarding Diamond Shruumz™ brand chocolate bars, cones, and gummies following reports of severe acute illnesses and other adverse effects. As of June 24, 2024, 39 cases of illness (including 23 hospitalizations, have been reported across 20 states. While no deaths have occurred, the severity of these cases has prompted a significant investigation.

Since then, there have been a number of updates (including the cause of these adverse effects / illnesses).

Key Updates

  1. Reported Cases and Symptoms:

    • Total Cases: 39
    • Hospitalizations: 23
    • Deaths: 0
    • Affected States: 20 (including AL, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IN, IA, KY, MD, MN, MO, MT, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN)
    • Symptoms Reported: Hallucinations, uncontrolled movements, abnormal heart rates, high/low blood pressure, excessive sweating, flushed skin, seizures, decreased level of consciousness, respiratory failure, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
  2. FDA Findings:

    • The FDA has tested samples of Diamond Shruumz™ products and found the presence of substances such as 4-acetoxy-DMT (Editor's Note: 4-acetoxy-DMT is synthetic DMT), desmethoxyyangonin, dihydrokavain, and kavain in the chocolate bars.
    • These substances are known to cause a range of severe health effects including hallucinations and sedation.
  3. Safety Recommendations:

    • Do not buy, eat, sell, or serve any flavors of Diamond Shruumz chocolate bars, cones, or gummies.
    • Discard any purchased products immediately.
    • Avoid consuming edibles claiming to produce psychedelic effects as they may contain undisclosed harmful ingredients.
    • Store products containing mushrooms, THC, or CBD safely away from children.
  4. Health and Safety Advisory:

    • Seek immediate medical attention if experiencing symptoms after consuming Diamond Shruumz products.
    • Contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 for advice if adverse effects occur.
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  1. Diamond Shruumz Officially Acknowledges Situation:
    • Diamond Shruumz is owned and produced by Prophet Premium Blends, which released the following statement: "At Prophet Premium Blends, we prioritize the health and safety of our consumers above all else. Recently, we have been made aware of reported incidents involving our product, Diamond Shruumz. Due to consumers becoming ill after consuming the entire chocolate bar and some products containing higher levels of Muscimol than normal, it is crucial that all of our consumers refrain from ingesting this product while we, alongside the FDA, continue our investigation as to what is the cause of the serious adverse effects.

      In coordination with the FDA, we have initiated a RECALL and have ceased production and distribution of all Diamond Shruumz products. Retailers and wholesalers should discontinue use, stop distribution, quarantine the product immediately and contact their sales representative to initiate the return and refund. Consumers who have purchased Diamond Shruumz products are urged to stop using the product and return it to 1019 Arlington St., Orlando, FL 32805, for a full refund. If you have any questions, please contact Prophet Premium Blends at (209) 314-0881 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.
    • (Editor's Note: It should be noted that this statement contradicts the lab tests that the FDA performed by stating that the issue is caused by high levels of Muscimol (which Diamond Shruumz doesn't say is even in their products on their website) vs. the FDA's findings of synthetic DMT and Kava.)
6. FDA Releases Statement Contradicting Diamond Shruumz:
    • In response to the Diamond Shruumz recall statement blaming Muscimol, the FDA released the following statement: 
"The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with America’s Poison Centers and state and local partners, are investigating a series of illnesses associated with eating Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies.
On June 27, 2024, Prophet Premium Blends, LLC of Santa Ana, CA, initiated a recall of all flavors of Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, and Gummies. According to the firm, these products contain muscimol, a chemical found in some mushrooms, that could be a potential cause of symptoms consistent with some symptoms observed in individuals who became ill after consuming Diamond Shruumz-brand products. FDA is evaluating this information.

As previously reported, FDA and state partners have collected multiple samples of Diamond Shruumz-brand products for testing and analysis. Additional sample analysis is ongoing, but as of June 25, 2024 test results for two individual chocolate bars collected from a retail store have identified the presence of the following:
  • Diamond Shruumz Dark Chocolate Bar
    • 4-acetoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (4-acetoxy-DMT, also known as O-acetylpsilocin or psilacetin)
    • desmethoxyyangonin
    • dihydrokavain
    • kavain
  • Diamond Shruumz Birthday Cake Chocolate Bar
    • 4-acetoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (4-acetoxy-DMT, also known as O-acetylpsilocin or psilacetin)
    There may be variability in test results across products with different formulations as well as potential variability across lots and batches of the same product. Additional testing for the above Diamond Shruumz-brand Chocolate Bars, along with testing for other Diamond Shruumz-brand products, is in progress. FDA and CDC medical officers are interpreting these test results to understand the health risks of ingesting these chemical substances and to determine the appropriate next steps.

    This advisory will be updated as additional information becomes available."
    • (Editor's Note: In a nutshell, this is a diplomatic way of the FDA basically saying that Diamond Shruumz is lying about the cause.)

        Ongoing Investigation

        The FDA and CDC, in partnership with state authorities, continue to analyze additional samples and interpret test results to understand the health risks posed by these substances. The investigation remains active, and further updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

        Are Other "Magic Mushroom" Products Okay?

        We understand this is a very concerning time for all consumers when it comes to federally legal psychoactive products, that is why at Ethereal Gold Dispensary we require the highest quality of lab testing for our psychoactive products we carry. As an extra precaution we have also reached out to all of our manufacturers of similar "Magic Mushroom" products regarding the content of them, on top of all of these products having full panel lab tests, we have also been given a guarantee that they do not contain the chemicals found in the Diamond Shruumz products. This can also be seen in the lab tests for these products.


        What should I do if I have Diamond Shruumz products at home?

        Discard any Diamond Shruumz chocolate bars, cones, or gummies immediately and do not consume them.

        What symptoms should I watch for if I have consumed these products?

        Symptoms include hallucinations, uncontrolled movements, abnormal heart rates, nausea, vomiting, seizures, and respiratory failure, among others.

        Where can I report adverse effects or illness?

        Report any suspected cases to the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

        Is there a recall in place for these products?

        Currently, there is no official recall, but consumers are strongly advised against consuming any Diamond Shruumz products.

        How can I stay updated on this situation?

        Follow updates from the CDC, FDA, and Ethereal Gold Dispensary for the latest information on this ongoing investigation.