FDA issued guidance today that answered a long-standing complaint by vaping industry. The agency will allow changes to pre-Aug. 8, 2016 products to meet UL battery standards and new e-liquid bottle requirements imposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The FDA will not enforce Deeming Rule restrictions that prevent new products from being introduced to the market or existing ones from being altered for those two purposes. Neither change is mandated by the FDA, but the CPSC already requires bottles to meet its new standards.
The changes will not affect how the FDA enforces its regulations, because the FDA has done practically nothing to enforce the Deeming regulations anyway. The rules exist largely as harassment to the vaping industry, and do nothing to improve safety or the consumer experience.
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