Upcoming FDA workshop on battery safety

Battery Safety Concerns in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Public Workshop

19- 20 April 2017

The US FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is hosting a science-based public workshop on batteries used in electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes.

The CTP are looking to gather information and generate discussion on battery safety concerns (for example overheating, fire, explosion), risk mitigation, and design parameters related to ENDS. 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 aimed at scientific and medical experts; ENDS manufacturers, importers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers; manufacturers of batteries for ENDS and other consumer products; federal, state, and local government agencies; and other interested stakeholders, such as academic researchers and public health organisations.

Anyone who wishes to attend the workshop, either in person or by webcast, must submit a request by March 17th.