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The FDA Grand Rounds is an educational presentation that is webcast monthly to highlight cutting-edge research underway across the Agency and its impact on protecting and advancing public health. Each session features an FDA scientist presenting on a key public health challenge and how FDA is applying science to its regulatory activities. The 45-minute educational presentation is followed by questions from the audience. You can also view the presentation under Past Grand Rounds following the live webcast. #FDAGrandRounds.

The next FDA Grand Rounds is scheduled for April 8, 2021. (Webcast only)

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Electrical Safety in CTP Regulated Products

Thursday, April 8, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
Webcast Only

Presented by:

Karen Coyne, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Division of Product Science, Office of Science
Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)

Selena M. Russell, Ph.D.
Senior Chemist, Division of Product Science, Office of Science
Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)

About the Presentation:

This presentation will discuss the reports of injuries and other adverse experiences resulting from the failures of batteries used in electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS; e.g., e-cigarettes) to the government agencies and news outlets from 2009-2017.

In response, FDA-CTP engaged in public education, outreach and also developed an infographic to advise the public on how to avoid tobacco product related battery explosions. Additionally, FDA-CTP convened a public workshop (Battery Safety Concerns in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Public Workshop, April 2017) and opened a public docket to request information on issues related to batteries used in ENDS. The workshop and the docket enabled FDA-CTP to gather information related to electrical safety concerns in battery-operated tobacco products (e.g., overheating, fire, explosion), risk mitigation, and design parameters.

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