FDA Workshop Examines E-Cig Batteries, Explosions
Retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers are invited to attend an FDA workshop on e-cigarette battery safety concerns.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is holding a public workshop on e-cigarette batteries at the White Oak Conference Center in Silver Spring, Md., April 19-20.
The science-based public workshop aims to gather information and stimulate discussion on batteries used in electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including electronic cigarettes.
In particular, CTP seeks to gather information about battery safety concerns (e.g., overheating, fire, explosion, other modes of failure), risk mitigation, and design parameters related to ENDS.
Additionally, information related to the communication from tobacco product manufacturers or importers to distributors, wholesalers, retailers, consumers and the general public on battery-related safety concerns with the use of ENDS products will also be collected.