• April 18, 2024

FDA Denies Marketing of Flavored Blu Products

 FDA Denies Marketing of Flavored Blu Products

Credit: Fontem US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to Fontem U.S. for four Blu disposable products and one MyBlu e-cigarette product.

The denied products include a closed menthol e-liquid and several flavored disposable e-cigarettes. As a result, the company may not legally market or distribute these products in the United States. However, the company may submit new applications for the products that are subject to these MDOs.

The products that received MDOs are Blu Disposable Menthol 2.4 percent; Blu Disposable Vanilla 2.4 percent; Blu Disposable Polar Mint 2.4 percent; Blu Disposable Cherry 2.4 percent; and MyBlu Menthol 1.2 percent.

After reviewing the company’s premarket tobacco product applications, the FDA determined that the applications lacked sufficient evidence to demonstrate that permitting marketing of the products would be appropriate for the protection of the public health, which is the standard legally required by the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. 

More specifically, the FDA said the application lacked sufficient evidence regarding harmful and potentially harmful ingredients in the aerosol for one product and battery safety for several products. Additionally, the applicant did not present sufficient data demonstrating that the new products have a potential to benefit adult smokers, in terms of complete switching or significant cigarette use reduction, that would outweigh the risk to youth, according to the agency.