A federal appeals court on Friday granted a request for a temporary stay to vape manufacturer Juul Labs Inc. in its fight against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban of its e-cigarettes from being sold in the U.S.
The FDA issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) Thursday and said JUUL’s current inventory being sold in the U.S. “must be removed, or risk enforcement action.”
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and e-cigarette maker Juul Labs on Tuesday reached an agreement for a suit that alleged the company committed deceptive and unfair acts and practices.
The settlement will require the company to pay $14.5 million and make significant changes to its corporate practices in an effort to not sell to minors.
Health officials delayed a decision Thursday on whether e-cigarettes made by Juul and other top companies can stay on the U.S. market.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it needs longer than the Thursday deadline to determine if Juul and other select companies’ products can continue to be sold in the U.S., according to a press release.