March 4, 2022
The MHRA has instructed the manufacturer of Vapeman branded products to withdraw all products from sale in Britain.
The Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) informs, “The Authorised Representative (AR) has not completed the notification process and therefore the products are deemed “unnotified” and must not be offered for sale.”
If retailers cannot find the product on the MHRA’s website, then they should ask their supplier to confirm that it has been published and provide details to confirm the products status. If a product has yet to achieve publication status, they must not supply it to you, and it is illegal for retailers to offer it for sale.
The IBVTA have sought the advice of both the MHRA and its Primary Authority, Kent County Council Trading Standards.
The Association suggests if retailers are selling Vapeman branded products in store or on your website, they are legally required to:
“Note that this pertains to Vapeman branded products only (eg Vapeman Solo, Vapeman Solo 600, Vapeman Solo Mini, Vapeman Solo Bar Pro, Vapeman Solo X, Vapeman Solo +, Vapeman Solo Legend etc.) and should not be confused with UK based businesses with a similar name to ‘Vapeman’,”said IBVTA.
It further warns, “Trading Standards officers may carry out compliance visits to premises they suspect of selling Vapeman branded products. A business found to have Vapeman products exposed for sale will have the products seized and enforcement action considered. This enforcement action can include prosecution.”