In addition to the 1,300 letters and fines issued in September, the FDA sent 12 warning letters this past spring to online retailers selling what the agency called misleadingly labeled or advertised e-liquids “resembling kid-friendly food products such as candy and cookies.”

Those products were the subject of agency action in May and, for the most part, are no longer being sold with the labeling and advertising by the companies that received the May warning letters. Agency officials, however, said the retailers receiving warning letters Sept. 12 are still advertising and selling the products in question. Several of these retailers were also cited for illegally selling the products to minors, the agency said.

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