More On: Juul
The order the Food and Drug Administration issued last month mandating the e-cigarette manufacturer Juul to remove its vape goods from US shelves has been temporarily administratively stayed as of this Tuesday.
To give time for further assessment, the agency said it has delayed the initial June 23 ruling. However, it cautioned that this merely temporarily suspends the prohibition and does not reverse it.
The FDA stated on Twitter that "the agency has found that there are scientific issues specific to the JUUL application that need extra examination."
The government went on to say that the stay "does not constitute authority to market, sell, or ship JUUL products."
In June, the FDA imposed a federal ban on Juul products after determining that Juul's parent firm Altria had not provided enough safety information.
In its statement at the time, the health organization stated that the vaping company's "applications lacked sufficient evidence about the toxicological profile of the goods to indicate that marketing of the products would be appropriate for the protection of the public health."
A federal appeals court granted a temporary stay of the FDA order the day following the ban while the court reviewed the matter. The brief reprieve will be in effect at least through July 12.