The FDA despatched warning letters yesterday to seven on-line retailers of standard disposable vapes, ordering the merchandise faraway from the market. Six of the businesses had been cited for Elf Bar (or EBDESIGN) gross sales, two for Cali Bar, and one every for promoting Bang and Lava merchandise.
“FDA’s strong surveillance of the e-cigarette panorama helps us to determine youth-appealing merchandise and to behave rapidly to guard public well being,” stated FDA Middle for Tobacco Merchandise Director Brian King in a press release. “The aim is to determine, forestall, and cut back these dangers to our nation’s youth earlier than they escalate additional.”
The company might have been late on Elf Bar, which was the favorite brand listed by vaping middle and high school students on this 12 months’s Nationwide Youth Tobacco Survey.
Elf Bar has been the undisputed star on the FDA’s disposable vape “most needed record.” Final week, the company introduced it could seek maximum civil money penalties (CMPs) from 20 small retail stores as punishment for promoting Elf Bar merchandise.
A number of importers, distributors, and on-line and brick-and-mortar retailers have been sanctioned by the FDA for promoting Elf Bar merchandise, and earlier this 12 months, the FDA ordered its import inspectors to detain Chinese Elf Bar shipments.
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— yeonjun simp (@freyduhhh) November 9, 2023
Different sellers of the manufacturers cited yesterday have additionally been named in other recent FDA enforcement actions.
The FDA has rejected tens of millions of premarket tobacco purposes (PMTAs), forcing many firms to take the agency to court to problem marketing denial orders (MDOs). Because it granted itself regulatory authority over vaping products in 2016, the FDA has authorized just six e-liquid-based vaping devices which might be presently available on the market.
All six FDA-authorized vaping units are manufactured by three Huge Tobacco-owned firms: Logic (owned by Japan Tobacco Worldwide), NJOY (Altria Group), and Vuse (R.J. Reynolds).