FDA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission
We at the GSFA are with you in this fight. There are so many unknowns right now and we would urge you to err on the side of caution. As we have information, we will share. Keep in mind we are not regulatory officials or lawyers and we can simply defer to our leaders on the national level.
Please stay abreast of guides and information from VTA (the Vapor Technology Association), AVA (American Vaping Association), CASAA, and SFATA. Those are our best resources for national questions.
Many vendors nationwide received CPSC inspections yesterday ostensibly for child-proof cap compliance. Our advice would be to treat ANY governmental inspector with courtesy and respect. We need to demonstrate professionalism and legitimacy from the onset: first impressions count. However, I (and I speak for myself here) would not volunteer any information beyond what the inspector specifically requests. Don’t for a minute think their visits are simply about caps. It is almost certain that these inspections are early steps in fact gathering and investigations–and will be shared with the FDA.