The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 bill has passed different steps for approbation, from the House to the Senate, before ending on President Obama’s desk for signature, at the White House, to become a law in a close future.
The expert Patricia Kovacevic, in her blog, gives more details on this regulation. She warns that anticipation from manufacturers on Child Safely concerns should benefit to the market when the law becomes enforced.
But what does it mean?
In theory, it requires any liquid nicotine to comply with the Consumer product Safety Commission’s standards and to be successfully submitted to a complex testing procedure before it could be sold on counters. The child-resistant packaging testing procedure and standards aim at protecting children from poisoning with the e-liquid.
In the official documents, a “nicotine container” is characterized by a complex bill of specifications that, under its actual form, exlude cig-a-likes and sealed refillable cartridges from any child-safe packaging requirement.
Since the Bill’s been on President’s desk it may be enacted in the coming days and become effective very quickly. When enacted, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act will add administrative burden on the FDA’s back. The agency is already dealing with complex procedures related to the forthcoming regulation of vaping products and will soon be required to combine with the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s expertise for e-liquid packagings for Child safety concerns.
In the USA where the current absence of regulation for vaping products is often taken as an excuse for local law enforcement, the current Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act is not directed toward a simplification of the procedures and is susceptible to introduce more delay in the process, especially for all the e-liquid market, the little manufacturers being more vulnerable than the leaders. Can we see, there, a way of slowing down the e-liquid market to hamper e-cigarette’s popular success?