Plant Recall

Certain live herbs, vegetables, citrus, or tropical fruits purchased between April 18, 2012, and April 22, 2012 may have come into contact with an insecticide whose use is not approved for edible plants, fruits, or vegetables. This is a notification of a recall in progress on certain edible plants, fruits or vegetables that were purchased between those dates.

The following plants are included in the recall.


  • ITEM # 17497: 2.5” HERB (3201H)
  • ITEM # 17499: 4” HERB POWER FLOWER
  • ITEM # 23594: 3.5” HERB PREMIUM (1801H)
  • ITEM # 35636: 3.5” HERB HERBERT’S HERBS
  • ITEM # 29798: BAY LAUREL, #1
  • ITEM # 24775: 4.5” HERB DEEP


  • ITEM # 17423: 4PACK (RED) (1804)        Tomatoes and/or peppers only
  • ITEM # 17489: 2.5” VEGETABLE (3201V)     Tomatoes and/or peppers only
  • ITEM # 25707: 3.5” HERB HERBERT’S VEGETABLE       Tomatoes and/or peppers only


  • Any citrus, including oranges, limes, lemons, kumquats, grapefruits, and tangerines.
  • ITEM # 38121: AVOCADO, 10” TREE
  • ITEM # 39602: FICUS, #1 ASST. FIG

It was discovered that these plants may have come into contact with an insecticide whose use is not approved for edible plants, vegetables, or fruits. Although this insecticide was applied at extremely low levels, we feel it is our responsibility to inform you of this issue. We take chemical safety and your health very seriously, and want to make sure we are taking every step necessary to prevent accidental exposure to any unsafe chemical, regardless of how small that risk might be.

We will replace any qualifying plants purchased during the time period stated above free of charge until June 1, 2012. Replacements are subject to availability. In the event we are unable to replace a recalled plant, a store credit will be issued for the amount paid. Recalled plants must be presented between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. We are unable to process recalls on Saturday and Sunday.

Please call us with any questions you may have regarding this recall. We regret the error and pledge to continue exercising safe and responsible business practices to keep our community safe and healthy.


Originally published on April 25th, 2012. Updated on November 5th, 2012.