The total number of warning letters issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to e-liquid manufacturers for illegally marketing vapor products now stands at 77 in 2021. The FDA issued four more warning letters for marketing illegal vapor products. Kidney Puncher, Vapor Gold, Violet Vapor and Voltage Vapor all received letters on March 26 and those letters were posted to the FDA’s website on April 1.
The FDA states that the company’s failed to submit premarket tobacco product applications (PMTA) by the required Sept. 9, 2020 deadline. The FDA also states that “the violations discussed in this letter do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list” and companies should quickly address any products that violate the same rules as the product mentioned in the letter.
Kidney Puncher has more than 1,000 products registered with the FDA; Vapors Gold has more than 500; Voltage Vapor has more than 1,500 products registered; and Violet Vapor has more than 4,900 products listed with the regulatory agency.
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.