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Aspire is committed to customer safety and the importance of battery safety in the E-cig Industry

 

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It has long been a concern not only among the reputable manufacturers like Aspire, but also of the authorities such as the FDA on the safety of batteries in the e-cig industry.

So many times have we heard reports of batteries catching fire, causing fires and even exploding in use!

These battery issues can be found in reports on toys, electrical tools, mobile phones, in fact almost anything that requires a rechargeable battery.

Probably the latest battery ‘bandwagon’ for people to jump on recently has been that of the e-cigarette. Reports of e-cigs catching fire in peoples’ pockets and purses, incidents of them catching fire whilst charging, and batteries exploding causing property damage, these reports of end-user incidents have been put down to numerous factors, such as faulty batteries, user misuse or actual fake batteries.

On the 19th April this year SEVIA USA (of whom Aspire is a founder member) attended a seminar that was held to address these battery issues and to find ways to regulate the battery industry. The FDA itself is also in the process of compiling rules and regulations concerning batteries. Though there are not currently any standing  rules or regulations concerning batteries for the E-cig industry, Aspire is obviously looking forward to reasonable rules and regulations in this industry for the sake of, and to ensure the safety of its customers.

The transcript of the seminar can be found here:

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/UCM557307.pdf

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Joining forces to support Vaping and the Vaping Industry

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As one of the leading brands in the vaping industry, Aspire is dedicated not only in its development of innovative vaping products, but devoting itself to the promotion and support of the industry and its customers.
In order to do this, Aspire is actively engaged in the following organizations and associations;

• We became a founder member and supporting brand of SEVIA USA on the 18th February 2016. We not only are a member but we also financially support SEVIA in its struggle with the FDA on its deeming rules. You can find out more about SEVIA and their fight on behalf of the vaping industry at http://www.seviausa.org/
• On March 30th 2017 Aspire took up the position of Vice President of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce E-cig Industry.
• On April 13th 2017 we became a member of the Global Vaping Standards Association
• And very soon, within the next few weeks, Aspire will also join forces with the Canadian Vaping Association, you can find more details here http://canadianvapingassociation.org/

In the near future our goal is to join forces with and support many more Vaping Associations in order to further promote vaping and the vaping industry.

Check out the websites above, you too can join the fight, remember, there’s strength in numbers!

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Chinese Aspire physical stores are proliferating quickly

Since Aspire started opening up the Chinese Domestic market in 2014, there are now near 100 Aspire exclusive shops in more than 15 provinces, across 30 cities. Aspire shops are proliferating quickly and attracting more and more domestic business partners to open Aspire franchised shops.

aspire vape shop

Whether in a supermarket, or on busy streets, you can always see Aspire there.

aspire domestic vape shop

Aspire physical stores

Being well informed on vaping and experienced in the products are the primary conditions for franchisees to open a domestic Aspire shop. All staff in the physical shops will receive professional training on products and the brand from Aspire HQ before they start working. This is not only to communicate our brand culture, but also to ensure that our customers can understand more about vaping and be able to make a well informed choice of the product that suits their needs best.

experienced aspire staffs

We are now working on a unified management in store decoration and in the future, all Aspire shops will be modeled in accordance with the provisions of the brand and style of decoration. Aspire HQ will provide design and technical support to the shop owners, ensuring that Aspire will be more professional and prominent in the market!

aspire to be great and professional

The domestic vaping marketing is developing at an amazing pace, and Aspire shops are expanding continuously. We may even consider opening worldwide franchised shops in the future to provide customers with a direct and more efficient service.

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FDA may postpone enforcement of all future Deeming Regulation compliance deadlines

FDA compliance deadlines delay

A letter from FDA indicated a delay on future Deeming Regulation compliance deadlines by 3 months, the reason for the extension stated in the letter is that;

” This extension will allow new leadership at the FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services additional time to more fully consider issues raised by the final rule that are now the subject of multiple lawsuits in federal court. ”

 

We are not sure whether the Trump administration will repeal the current Deeming rule or not, but it is good to see changes are moving in the right direction. Not only does that three months give the vaping industry a breather, it also gives the administration the necessary time to amend the unfair regulations on vapor products. Aspire has been working closely with U.S. law firms to ensure we could be the first group to get the latest information.

Link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-10685.pdf

Good evening,

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing information about the outstanding compliance deadlines related to the May 2016 final rule that extended the agency’s authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others.

 

In lawsuits regarding the final rule, the FDA has stated that it will defer enforcement of all future compliance deadlines under the rule for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco for three months. In light of this, the FDA also intends to defer enforcement of all future compliance deadlines for all categories of newly regulated products for three months and plans to issue guidance describing its position in the near future.

 

This concerns deadlines set for May 10, 2017, or later, including those for manufacturer submission of cigar warning label plans, registration and listing, ingredient listing, health documents, substantial equivalence exemption requests, substantial equivalence applications, premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs), and harmful and potentially harmful constituent (HPHC) reports.

 

This does not apply to provisions of the final rule where compliance deadlines already have passed, such as mandatory age and photo-ID checks to prevent illegal sales to minors.

 

This extension will allow new leadership at the FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services additional time to more fully consider issues raised by the final rule that are now the subject of multiple lawsuits in federal court.

 

Please contact me with any questions.

 

Lindsay R. Tobias

Center for Tobacco Products

Office of the Center Director

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

 

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Aspire notifications to the UK Department of Health Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

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aspire TPD compliance

Dear Valued Aspire Customers,

The UK Department of Health MHRA Notifications

Aspire is working to register all of our products with the MHRA. To date we have registered and have received MHRA notification for 113 of our products which covers almost all of our current product lines. Please check: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/608199/MASTER_-_For_publication_paid_notifications_upto_09.04.2017.xlsx

You can search Aspire products on the spreadsheet from row number 16259 to 16371.

We will be also adding new products as they become available.

Our wholesalers and customers can rest assured that all of our products are MHRA compliant and should have no concerns whatsoever surrounding the purchase or supply of these products in the UK.

We are working closely with Aspire UK to get more new products registered with and notification from the MHRA, so the registered product list is being updated constantly, stay tuned and check back regularly for further updates.

Thanks,

Aspire Team

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