It is now at 99 in 2021. Posting on its website on April 30 that it has issued six more warning letters to companies for marketing illegal e-liquids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues its blitz to pull any vaping products from the U.S. market that haven’t submitted a premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) to the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products.

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Unfortunately, the FDA often only lists a product or two that a company is selling as illegal. It then states that there may be more, but it is impossible to know if the warnings encompass all the company’s registered products. The companies receiving the letters on April 9, the products they were cited for and the number of products each has registered with the FDA include:

  • Smoking Fire Vapor: e-liquid products without a marketing authorization order including: Smokin’ Fire Vapor Captain Custard and Smokin’ Fire Vapor Wrecking Ball; registered manufacturer with over 180 products listed with FDA.
  • Simply E-Juice: e-liquid without a marketing authorization order including: Simply Bodacious Blueberry and Simply Glorious Grape; registered manufacturer with over 200 products listed with FDA.
  • Smokecignals: e-liquid products without a marketing authorization order including: Blue Puppet and Black Frost; registered manufacturer with over 100 products listed with FDA.
  • Rocky Top Vapor: e-liquid products without a marketing authorization order including: RTV LTD Berry Shake and RTV LTD Pink Lemonade;  registered manufacturer with over 470 products listed with FDA.
  • VaporBombCOM: e-liquid products without a marketing authorization order including Cafe Mocha and Cinnamon Danish Swirl; a registered manufacturer with over 2,200 listed with FDA.
  • B-X Vapor: e-liquid products without a marketing authorization order including: B-X Vapor Dad’s Milk and B-X Vapor Watermelon Crack; registered manufacturer with over 1,100 products listed with FDA.

The regulatory agency has now issued warning letters to 99 companies in 2021 for violating PMTA rules. Companies that receive warning letters from the FDA have to submit a written response to the letter within 15 working days from the date of receipt describing the company’s corrective actions, including the dates on which it discontinued the violative sale, and/or distribution of the products. They also require the company’s plan for maintaining compliance with the FD&C Act in the future.

In February, the director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller, said that there were over 400 million vaping-related products that required a PMTA in order to remain on the market. “These warning letters are the result of continued surveillance and internet monitoring for violations of tobacco laws and regulations. We want to make clear to all tobacco product manufacturers and retailers that the FDA is keeping a close watch on the marketplace and will hold companies accountable for breaking the law,” said Zeller.

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