The Commission Implementing Decision 2016/586 of 14 April 2016 requires the e-liquid refill nozzle to be at least 9mm long. Have you measured yours?
If you are in the electronic cigarette industry you should have read the requirements for e-liquid refill containers laid out by the Decision. Article 2 “Requirements for the refill mechanisms” states that the electronic cigarette refill mechanism needs to conform with the following to be placed on the market:
|(a)||It entails the use of a refill container possessing a securely attached nozzle at least 9 mm long, which is narrower than and slots comfortably into the opening of the tank of the electronic cigarette with which it is used and possessing a flow control mechanism that emits no more than 20 drops of refill liquid per minute when placed vertically and subjected to atmospheric pressure alone at 20 °C ± 5 °C;|
|(b)||it operates by means of a docking system which only releases refill liquids into the tank of the electronic cigarette when the electronic cigarette and refill container are connected.|
What does this mean for e-cigarette liquid manufacturers? If your e-liquids don’t come in cartridges, you’d better measure your nozzles. Or take the easy way out and let us take care of your refill containers.
We manufacture TPD ready 9mm nozzles built into our 10ml PET bottle caps. The dropper is built into the cap which saves on assembly time. It is also quite a handsome bottle we must admit.