400 'dangerous' vapes seized from Milton Keynes shop

    400 incorrectly labelled disposable vapes have been seized by Milton Keynes City Council from a shop in Bletchley.

    Milton Keynes City Council says the estimated retail value of the products, which were deemed unsafe, is over £4,000.

    Disposable vapes can only have a capacity of 2ml or 600 puffs legally. Despite this, the goods seized held 12ml - equivalent to 2,400 puffs.

    The council says that some of the vapes were also not labelled as legally required. The products should state something such as ‘this product contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance’.

    Other products did not have any instructions for use, which could lead to misuse of the product, putting users at risk.

    The City Council's Trading Standards team also carried out visits to local vape retailers to remind them that the legal age limit for these products is 18.

    During these visits retailers were warned that an undercover operation will be carried out to test how robust their systems are in preventing the sale of vapes to children and young people.  

    Cabinet Member with responsibility for Trading Standards, Cllr Paul Trendall said: “Disposable vapes can be highly addictive and dangerous if they don’t meet the necessary regulations. Some are advertised to be attractive and unharmful, but the products we’ve seized should not be being sold at all. I’d like to thank council colleagues for their work on this and we’ll continue to make progress in this area.”

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