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03, Nov, 2014
ECITA: Industry Standard of Excellence, Public Edition
Members of ECITA offer, you, their customers the highest quality, fully legally-compliant and tested products. Legal compliance can be costly, with investments of both money and time, but it's a vitally important part of any business. Laws and regulations must be complied with if consumers are to be protected, and businesses wish to continue their operations...

04, Nov, 2014
ECITA ISE: Table of Contents
You can navigate around the whole document by clicking on the links in the Table of Contents. Table of Contents Industry Standard of Excellence Table of Contents Executive Summary Chapter 1 A Brief History of the Electronic Cigarette Industry Section 1 QUALITY AND SAFETY (QS) Chapter 2 General Product Safety Regulations as applied to Electronic Cigarettes QS...

04, Nov, 2014
ECITA ISE: Executive Summary
The ECITA Industry Standard of Excellence (Members’ Guides and Toolkits) itemise the precise legal requirements for the regulation of electronic cigarette products and accessories, together with Excellent Business Practices. There are also details of ECITA’s Program of Internal Audits, together with specific itemised procedures, e.g. for e-liquid blind testi...

06, Nov, 2014
ECITA ISE: Chapter 1 A Brief History of the Electronic Cigarette Industry
Introduction Electronic Cigarettes (or ‘ecigs’) were first patented in the United States in 1963(1). Since 2006/7, ecigs have become progressively more widely available across the world, with millions of smokers now using these products – often entirely replacing traditional tobacco cigarettes. Despite such widespread use over so many years, no-one has been...

06, Nov, 2014
ECITA ISE: QUALITY & SAFETY Chapter 2 General Product Safety Regulations
Introduction The purpose of the General Product Safety Directive is to ensure that all products intended for or likely to be used by consumers under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions are safe. It places an obligation on producers and distributors to supply only products that are safe, and to undertake relevant activities (where appropriate) to help...

06, Nov, 2014
Introduction In the context of electronic cigarette products, the relevant Directives for CE are the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) for all electrical and electronic products, and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) for all products requiring mains electricity, i.e. mains adapters/chargers. With the recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substance...

06, Nov, 2014
ECITA ISE: QS Chapter 4 Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations
Introduction The CLP regulations provide a safety net for the sale of potentially hazardous consumer products. By ensuring that such products are supplied in child-resistant packaging, and bear the appropriate hazard and precautionary statements, public safety may be assured. Classification under CLP is the responsibility of the supplier. Data for nicotine (...

06, Nov, 2014
ECITA ISE: QS Chapter 5 Weights & Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations
Introduction What constitutes a package under the Regulations? “For the purposes of the Regulations a “package” is defined as the combination of a product and the individual package in which it is packed when:   •    it is placed in a package of whatever nature without the purchaser being present, and; •    the quantity cannot be altered without the package...

06, Nov, 2014
ECITA ISE: QS Chapter 6 Plugs and Socket (Safety) Regulations
Introduction The Plugs and Socket (Safety) Regulations are arguably one of the most important parts of the regulatory requirements. Electrical items cause a significant number of deaths and injuries, and therefore this must be taken very seriously. Please also see CHAPTER 8 for the WEEE requirements, which will affect mains plugs and chargers, including USB...

06, Nov, 2014
ECITA ISE: QS Chapter 7 The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations (BMR)
Introduction This chapter, together with CHAPTER 8, considers the implications of the various regulations which apply to suppliers of batteries and electronic/electrical equipment. According to the legal definition, “‘producer’ means any person in the United Kingdom that, irrespective of the selling technique used, including by means of distance communicatio...