Battery workshop scheduled

| March 10, 2017
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Registration for a US workshop examining safety concerns surrounding electronic-cigarette batteries is due to end on March 17.

In a press note, the Food and Drug Administration said that its Center for Tobacco Products was due to host a science-based public workshop 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,’ the note said.

‘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.’

The workshop is due to be held on April 19-20.

Registration by electronic or written request should be made no later than March 17.

Further details are available at:

https://www.fda.gov/tobaccoproducts/newsevents/ucm535185.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_campaign=ctp-endsbatteries&utm_content=20170309-image&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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