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FDA Warns Retailers About Selling Devices That Resemble Everyday Objects


Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to seven online retailers.  These retailers were selling and/or distributing unauthorized e-cigarettes disguised as everyday items like toys and beverage containers.  The deceptive packaging imposes serious risk of accidental ingestion for youth.  FDA is constantly looking out for products like these and is committed to ensuring the safety of the public through enforcement action.


The unauthorized products described in the warning letters include e-cigarettes that:


  • Replicate beverage containers designed to appeal to youth (milk, soft drinks, slushies)

  • Replicate toys designed to appeal to youth (dice, phones, action figures)


The retailers were given 15 working days to respond with the steps they will take for corrective action.  If they failed to address the violations, this would result in further FDA actions, such as injunctions, seizure, and civil money penalties.    


Considering the regulatory obstacles within vapor industry, staying informed and proactive is crucial. Manufacturers and retailers must stay up to date on FDA regulations and guidance to ensure compliance.  At the Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C. we specialize in guiding businesses through the ever-changing regulatory landscape of FDA regulations. We can provide crucial insights and expert guidance tailored to the unique challenges faced by your business. With our experience and expertise navigating FDA regulations, we can assist you in creating compliance strategies that align with your business goals and specific needs.  


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