The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told four companies to remove 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products that were introduced to the market after Aug. 8, 2016.
In a statement, the regulatory agency said it has issued warning letters to Mighty Vapors, Liquid Labs USA, V8P Juice International and Hookah Imports.
The FDA has requested responses from each of the four companies within 15 working days on how they intend to address the agency’s concerns, including the dates on which they discontinued any violative sale and/or distribution of these tobacco products, and their plans for maintaining compliance with the federal law.
“Failure to correct violations may result in further action such as seizure or injunction. In addition, misbranded or adulterated products imported into the U.S. are subject to detention and refusal of admission,” the FDA states.
The FDA said the products had been introduced into the market after the effective date of a rule that extended FDA’s authority to all tobacco products.