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FDA warns 14 online retailers for selling unauthorized e-cigarette products

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced this warning letters to 14 online retailers for selling unauthorized e-cigarette products.

The warning letters, sent on Wednesday, reported the sale of youth-appealing disposable e-cigarette products marketed under various brand names, including Elven bar/EB Design, Esco Bars, Funky Republic, Hyde, Kang, Cali Bars and Lost Mary.

The companies that received warning letters sold or distributed e-cigarettes without FDA approval, in offence of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. They have 15 business days to respond and indicate how they will correct the violation and prevent future violations.

The letters are the latest in the FDA’s efforts to crack down on unauthorized tobacco products throughout the supply chain. To date, the FDA has:

  • Spent more then670 warning lettersto manufacturers, importers and distributors for illegally selling and/or distributing unauthorized new tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
  • Spent more then 550 warning letters to retailers for the sale of unauthorized tobacco products.
  • Civil complaint filed against fine more than 55 manufacturers And over 100 retailers for the manufacture and/or sale of unauthorized tobacco products.
  • Requested injunctions against seven manufacturers of unauthorized e-cigarette products in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Unauthorized e-cigarette products have been seized worth more than $700,000 in consultation with DOJ

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