New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman settled with four businesses regarding the lack of child-resistant packaging on eliquid sold in the state. The settlements involved two retail vape shops with locations in New York City, Henley Vaporium and Beyond Vape. The remaining two in the agreement are Rocket Sheep, an eliquid manufacturer, and E-Cig Distributors, an online store and eliquid distributor.
The bill was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo and effective immediately on December 29, 2014. In accordance with the agreement all of the companies involved will be required to pay penalties to the state totaling $95,000. These businesses must also exchange any bottles previously sold without child-resistant packaging and remove all eliquid bottles that don’t meet child-resistant standards. They’ll also be required to show proof that the bottles meet poison prevention standards and to report any bottles that don’t to the Attorney General’s Office.
This settlement is one example of state legislation that affects the vape industry nationwide. Eliquid manufacturers, distributors and online shops that sell and ship to New York must comply with these rules or face penalties, regardless of the state they’re based in.