by: Angela garrity
The FDA and FTC have issued joint warning letters today to four companies for social media violations. The companies to receive warning letters are Solace Technologies LLC (doing business as Solace Vapor), Hype City Vapors LLC, Humble Juice Co. LLC and Artist Liquids Laboratories LLC (doing business as Artist Liquid Labs).
The FDA states these posts are misbranded under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they fail to include the required statement, “WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.” on social media posts – either by themselves or through the use of an influencer.
The FTC joined FDA on the warning letters under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits unfair or deceptive advertising.
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