The FDA in August sent a warning to a maker of nicotine gummies. The federal agency said gummies made by Krave could be especially harmful, or even deadly, to children because they look like candy, come in flavors like blue raspberry and pineapple, and contain one milligram of nicotine each. Consuming one to four milligrams of nicotine could cause nicotine toxicity in small children.
The FDA also said that Krave didn’t submit a premarket tobacco product application to the FDA for the product. In short, it put them on the market illegally.
“Nicotine gummies are a public health crisis just waiting to happen among our nation’s youth, particularly as we head into a new school year,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D., in a press release.
Since the FDA sent its warning, Krave discontinued its gummies. The maker could still follow guidelines to sell the product legally, and other similar products could still find their way to store shelves.