Import Alert 98-07

(Note: This import alert represents the Agency's current guidance to FDA field personnel regarding the manufacturer(s) and/or products(s) at issue. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person, and does not operate to bind FDA or the public).

Import Alert # 98-07
Published Date: 06/24/2020
Type: DWPE

Import Alert Name:

"Detention Without Physical Examination of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Lacking Premarket Authorization"

Reason for Alert:

In June 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) provided FDA with authority to regulate tobacco products by recognizing it as the primary Federal regulatory authority with respect to the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. The Deeming rule, which published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2016, and took effect on August 8, 2016, extended FDAs authority to additional tobacco products such as ENDS, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco, including their components and parts, but not their accessories.

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), as amended by the TCA, generally requires premarket review for any "new tobacco product," which means any tobacco product that was not commercially marketed in the United States as of February 15, 2007, or any modification of a tobacco product where the modified product was commercially marketed in the United States after February 15, 2007 (section 910(a) of the FD&C Act; 21 U.S.C. 387j(a)). A marketing authorization order under section 910(c)(1)(A)(i) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 387j(c)(1)(A)(i)) is required for a new tobacco product unless (1) FDA issues an order finding the product substantially equivalent to a predicate tobacco product (section 910(a)(2)(A) of the FD&C Act) or (2) FDA issues an order finding the product to be exempt from the requirements of substantial equivalence and the required submission is made under section 905(j)(1)(A)(ii) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 387e(j)(1)(A)(ii)).

Deemed products that meet the definition of a "new tobacco product" are subject to the premarket requirements in sections 910 and 905 of the FD&C Act.

New tobacco products that do not have the required FDA marketing authorization are adulterated under section 902(6)(A) of the FD&C Act, and/or are misbranded under section 903(a)(6) of the FD&C Act because a notice or other information respecting these products was not provided as required by section 905(j) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 387e(j)).

As used in this document, "ENDS" refers to electronic nicotine delivery systems that deliver aerosolized e-liquid when inhaled and includes components, and/or parts.

FDA has issued a Guidance for Industry (Enforcement Priorities for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)and Other Deemed Products on the Market Without Premarket Authorization) regarding how it intends to prioritize enforcement regarding the lack of premarket authorization for ENDS products.

Guidance:

Divisions may detain without physical examination all unauthorized ENDS products that are identified in the Red List of this alert. ENDS products that have FDA marketing authorization are listed on the attached Green List and are not subject to DWPE.

Center concurrence is required prior to issuing a refusal under this Import Alert. Upon detention, Compliance Officers should create a CMS case in the MARCS CMS database and assign it to "CTP Division of Enforcement and Manufacturing." Submit the case to CTP/OCE as a "Center Review of Detained Shipment for Refusal."

Removal from Detention without Physical Examination (REMOVE FROM RED LIST):

If a firm would like to request removal of ENDS products from the Red List of this Import Alert, firms should provide information to FDA to adequately demonstrate that the ENDS product is not adulterated under section 902(6)(A) of the FD&C Act and/or misbranded under section 903(a)(6) of the FD&C Act. The purpose of this is so that the Agency will have confidence that future shipments/entries will be in compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). For further information on removal from detention without physical examination, refer to FDAs Regulatory Procedures Manual (RPM), Chapter 9-8, "Detention without Physical Examination (DWPE)."

If a firm and/or a representative thereof would like to petition for removal from detention without physical examination under this Import Alert, all relevant information supporting the request should be forwarded to the following address:

Food and Drug Administration
Division of Import Operations
12420 Parklawn Drive, ELEM-3109
Rockville, MD 20857

Or via email to: Importalerts2@fda.hhs.gov

Questions or issues involving import operations should be addressed to ORA/DIO (301) 796-0356 or FDAImportsInquiry@fda.hhs.gov.

Questions or issues involving OASIS or PREDICT screening should be addressed to ORA/DSS/Import Systems Branch at oraoismdssimpcomplsysbr@fda.hhs.gov.

Questions related to tobacco products may be directed to the Center for Tobacco Products, Office of Compliance at CTP-ComplianceImports@fda.hhs.gov.

Product Description:

ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems that deliver aerosolized e-liquid when inhaled and includes components, and/or parts) identified on the attached Red List.

Charge:

This article is subject to refusal of admission pursuant to section 801(a)(3) of the FD&C Act because it is a tobacco product that FDA has found to be adulterated under section 902(6)(A) of the FD&C Act in that it does not have an FDA marketing order in effect under section 910(c)(1)(A)(i) of the FD&C Act. [Adulteration, Section 902(6)(A)]

OASIS charge code: TP NO PMTA

This article is subject to refusal of admission pursuant to section 801(a)(3) of the FD&C Act because it is a tobacco product that FDA has found to be misbranded under section 903(a)(6) of the FD&C Act in that a notice or other information respecting it was not provided as required by section 905(j). [Misbranded, Section 903(a)(6)]

OASIS Charge Code: TP NO SE

List of firms and their products subject to Detention without Physical Examination (DWPE) under this Import Alert (a.k.a. Red List)


CHINA


SHENGHAI ELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) LTD.
Date Published : 06/24/2020
Block 17, 18,19, Hui Ming Ying Industrial Park, Yan Chuan, Songgang, Baoan , Block 018, Hui Ming Yin , Shenzhen, Guangdong CHINA
98 M - - 07 Ends Cartridge
Date Published: 06/24/2020

Desc: BLU TANK BLUEBERRY HIGH

98 M - - 18 Ends Tank
Date Published: 06/24/2020

Desc: BLU TANK BLUEBERRY HIGH

SHENZHEN RELX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
Date Published : 04/15/2020
2nd Floor, Building 8 , Shenzhen, CHINA
98 L - - 02 E-Cigarette, Kit
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Naked in Iceland E-liquid Pods (Mint)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 L - - 02 E-Cigarette, Kit
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Flying to Thailand E-liquid Pods (Fruit)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 L - - 02 E-Cigarette, Kit
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Diving in Viet E-liquid Pods (Mango)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 L - - 02 E-Cigarette, Kit
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Mystic Aurora Starter Kit with Pods (Mint)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 L - - 02 E-Cigarette, Kit
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Solar Eclipse Starter Kit with Pods (Mint)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 L - - 02 E-Cigarette, Kit
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Chillin in Hong E-liquid Pods (Lemon Tea)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 L - - 02 E-Cigarette, Kit
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Sunset Glow Starter Kit with Pods (Mint)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 L - - 02 E-Cigarette, Kit
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Drunk in Mexico E-liquid Pods (Blue Burst)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 L - - 02 E-Cigarette, Kit
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Blast From the Past E-liquid Pods (Ludou Ice)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 M - - 99 Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Component/Part, NEC
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Diving in Viet E-liquid Pods (Mango)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 M - - 99 Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Component/Part, NEC
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Drunk in Mexico E-liquid Pods (Blue Burst)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 M - - 99 Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Component/Part, NEC
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Sunset Glow Starter Kit with Pods (Mint)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 M - - 99 Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Component/Part, NEC
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Chillin in Hong E-liquid Pods (Lemon Tea)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 M - - 99 Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Component/Part, NEC
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Naked in Iceland E-liquid Pods (Mint)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 M - - 99 Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Component/Part, NEC
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Blast From the Past E-liquid Pods (Ludou Ice)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 M - - 99 Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Component/Part, NEC
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Solar Eclipse Starter Kit with Pods (Mint)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 M - - 99 Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Component/Part, NEC
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Mystic Aurora Starter Kit with Pods (Mint)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).

98 M - - 99 Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Component/Part, NEC
Date Published: 04/15/2020

Desc: RELX Flying to Thailand E-liquid Pods (Fruit)
Notes: CSO should verify that the product Brand Name, Sub Brand Name and flavor match the identifiers listed above. Additionally, CSO should confirm the product is not for single use (disposable).