FDA Regulations - Our thoughts and actions going forward Posted on 11 May 09:27 , 1 comment
UPDATE 5/20/16 Things could change for us before December 16th, because the FDA is requiring a "User fee" per product and we are not sure what this fee will be yet. If its out of our financial reach we may have to cut down our product line drastically. In that case we would keep as many of the most popular flavors as we are able to.
UPDATE 5/22/16 After deep thought and discussion within the team, the only thing we agree on with the FDA regulations are keeping e juice out of youths hands. In an effort to make them appear less appealing to children, we will be updating our labels to contain only our Logo, and the name of the E juice along with proper warnings, nicotine strength, pg/vg ratio, etc. We appreciate your support and understanding.
Last week was a very tough week for the Ecig and Ejuice community. The FDA finalized its regulations which in two years time will essentially wipe out 99% of your favorite e- juices, mods, etc. Very few companies will be able to put down the estimated 300K+ per SKU in their inventory to have the FDA test and either approve or reject their product (probably reject). Not much will change on our end (with a few exceptions) going forward for the next two years. However after that, us along with most other e juice companies will be out of business. In an effort to save the vaping community we ask that you contact your state representative and ask them to support the Cole-Bishop Amendment . What this would do if passed, would allow all products introduced up until 2016 to stay on the market with out the FDA application. Below is a link you can go to that will quickly get you the information you need to do your part. From one former smoker to another, lets unite and do our part.
We have three months time to introduce new products. While we would love to go crazy and introduce 20+ flavors, this is not realistic as the process takes time (more than three months). We will work on 10-12 stellar flavors and leave it at that, so be on the lookout!
Starting August 8th, we will no longer be able to give out free samples (due to the FDA regs) hence why we have added on an option for you to purchase a sample for .10 cents. The same will go for drip tips. We will charge .25 cents. The cost of the drip tips to us is about 1.20 per drip tip. We would love to keep giving these away for free but according to the FDA they are a "tobacco ENDS product"!!!