Safety

Manufacturers and importers must ensure that all electronic cigarettes and refillable containers with nicotine, which are marketed, are of satisfactory quality, composition and safety.

The demands shall ensure that the consumers and their social circle are protected against contact with the nicotine-containing liquid. You see, the nicotine-containing liquid can pose an acute risk of poisoning if it gets in contact with the skin or if you drink it accidentally. This applies in particular among children. The technical demands must also ensure that the electronic cigarette products do not provide disproportionately high doses of nicotine.

Demands on child- and manipulation protection
You may only sell refillable electronic cigarettes and refillable containers with nicotine, which are equipped with a special child- and manipulation protection.

The child- and manipulation protection must meet the following demands:

If you use a system, which has a flow control device, the refillable container must be equipped with a safety fixed nozzle of at least 9 mm, which is narrower than or can easily fit into the reservoir of the electronic cigarette. The nozzle must have a flow control device which does not emit more than 20 drops of liquid per minute.

If you use a docking-system, it shall release liquid to the reservoir only when the electronic cigarette and refillable container are connected. Read more about specific provisions here: § 9 of Executive Order 499.

Demands on the direction for use
The direction for use for all refillable electronic cigarettes and refillable containers with nicotine shall include appropriate instructions about refill – including diagrams.

 

If you use a system, which has a flow control device, the instruction for use must state the length of the nozzle or the width of the opening of the reservoir so that the consumer him-/herself can see if the electronic cigarette and refillable container fit together.

If you use a docking-system, the direction for use shall state which electronic cigarette and refillable container the system fits into.

Read more in Executive Order on quality, marking, age control system, advertising, etc. of electronic cigarettes and refillable containers, etc.