FDA Warns Makers Of Inhalable Caffeine Against False Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration is issuing what amounts to a “hey, hey, not so fast, guys,” to the makers of a new inhalable caffeine product called AeroShot Pure Energy. They’ve been under the FDA’s eye for awhile, since Sen. Chuck Schumer brought up his concerns that the canisters could be used as a kind of party drug.

Reuters said the FDA warned AeroShot in a letter against false or misleading labeling, as well as contradictory statements about using the product with alcohol. They say the company labels the product as inhaled and ingestible, which is contradictory. The small canisters supposedly deliver a puff of caffeine combined with vitamin B into the mouth. Either you ingest it, or you inhale it, which is it?

“Caffeine is not normally inhaled into the lungs and the safety of doing so has not been well studied,” the FDA said in a news release. AeroShot says the particles are too big to enter the lungs, but the FDA says they haven’t proved that.

Their label also doesn’t have a contact phone number for reporting complaints, adds the FDA, and has conflicting statements about if its use for those under 18 is acceptable or safe.

“We plan to work closely with the FDA to meet their requests for information and labeling changes to ensure compliance with dietary supplement requirements,” Breathable Foods Chief Executive Tom Hadfield said in a statement. The company added that they do not promote it as a party drug or for use in those under 18.

Previously: The FDA Wants To Make Sure Inhalable Caffeine Canisters Are Safe Before You Huff

FDA warns breathable caffeine maker over label [Reuters]


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  1. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Not quite sure how caffeine can become a “party drug.”

    If so, my office is doing it wrong.

    • borgia says:

      You are talking about the same government that investigated banana peels as a mind altering drug because the fake myth created as a joke. They call it mellow yellow…

    • BobOki says:

      Energy Drink + Alchohol is a “party drug” now, look at Lokos or whatever it was called. This would just be that much easier to do it…. two shots and a inhale… and your FLYYYIINNNGGG

  2. dragonfire81 says:

    Damned FDA, just another government bureaucracy getting in the way of profit and prosperity. Dismantle and defund the FDA and let the free market work! Oh and let’s get rid of the EPA too. It’s time we Americans took responsibility for ourselves.

    No more useless regulations!

    No more big government!

    No more Libtard stupidity!


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    • az123 says:

      While I have no love for big government, when I see people wanting to dismantle he FDA there is a bit of concern there… surely regulator changes and other things to make them less intrusive, but the reason the FDA exist is because the free market does not work with drugs… that just results in snake oil salesmen and products being tossed onto the market that at best do no harm or no good, and in the worst do more harm than good. Sure you can sue, but if a million people are impacted by the time the dust settles everyone ends up with nothing.

  3. apple420 says:

    I ordered a couple of these when the last article mentioned them. They said the shipments were delayed because of all the orders. Haven’t heard from them since. Anxious to try it out.

    • StatusfriedCrustomer says:

      If you’re anxious already without the caffeine, maybe this isn’t the right drug for you :)

  4. dicobalt says:

    1) Does it smell like Folgers crystals?

    2) Does it actually have an effect on people or is it an ineffective placebo product?

  5. Hungry Dog says:

    Got to keep the “party drugs” away from our children and stick with good old fashion alcohol, which is much safer and proven to cause children which enriches lives and cause impromptu shotgun weddings.

    • Halfabee says:

      This is just one more thing for kids to add to the cocktails of shit that they are willing to pump into themselves in the name of partying. We’ve got pre-teens asphyxiating themselves to death playing the “choking game” (whee fun!); outbreaks of kidney failure from taking “bath salts” (was it worth it?); people huffing everything from white-out to butane; and there was even a case of kids passing around an unlabled bottle of clear liquid at a party that turned out to be lye used to make pretzels shiny (which dissolved the mouths, throats, and stomachs of several teenagers). When huffing caffeine doesn’t do it for them anymore (or it collects in their lungs / fries their air sacs) they will move on to something a little more interesting.

  6. flychinook says:

    So the FDA is worried about this becoming a party drug, yet NoDoz (which costs a fraction of the price) remains on the shelf.