The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (CNPPA) requires any nicotine provided in a liquid nicotine container sold, offered for sale, manufactured for sale, distributed in commerce, or imported into the United States to be packaged in accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC's) standards and testing procedures for special packaging that is difficult for children under five years of age to open or to obtain harmful contents from. The requirement must be treated as a standard for the special packaging of a household substance under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970.
As part of the CPSC ongoing efforts to ensure that all importers, manufacturers, packagers, repackagers, and retailers are complying with the new regulations under the CNPPA, CPSC staff will be conducting retail and import surveillance operations to determine the level of compliance for individual firms after the effective date. The special packaging requirement applies to any firm that packages or repackages liquid nicotine for consumption in and around a household.
In order for any vape company to continue doing business with e-Liquid manufacturers and distributors, all vape businesses need to have a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) on file for all applicable inventory supplied.