WASHINGTON — Makers of e-cigarette and vaping liquids like One Mad Hit Juice Box, V’Nilla Cookies & Milk, Unicorn Cakes and other products with packaging that could appeal to children have stopped selling them, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The agency said on Thursday that the 17 makers, distributors and sellers of nicotine-containing e-liquids for e-cigarettes had agreed to take the products off the market, after the agency issued a warning in May.
“When companies market these products using imagery that misleads a child into thinking they’re things they’ve consumed before, like a juice box or candy, that can create an imminent risk of harm,” said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the agency’s commissioner.
The letters, 13 of which were sent in partnership with the Federal Trade Commission, which regulates advertising, were sent to companiesinvolved in the sale of a range of vaping and e-cigarette products that the F.D.A. said appealed to children. Among those cited were:
• One Mad Hit Juice Box, which resembled apple juice;
• V’Nilla cookies & milk, packaged like cookies;
• Unicorn Cakes, which included images and cartoons of a strawberry drink and unicorns eating pancakes, evoking the “My Little Pony” television and toy franchise.
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