Vaping store sells suppressor cartridges
A vape shop in South Yorkshire has been told by the Health Protection Agency to stop selling suppressor accessories after it was discovered they could be used to make a “lethal” aerosol spray.
The shop owner, who asked not to be named, said he had received a number of phone calls and emails from concerned customers since the products were made and sold online, and that he had to put a stop to the sale of suppressor products.
He told The Sun newspaper that the regulator was sending a letter to the shop owner for an investigation.
The local Health Protection Authority said it was reviewing the actions of the shop and was investigating the incident.
The ASA said that suppressor aerosol sprays could be considered a deadly weapon if the aerosol is sprayed on the skin and it could be deadly to inhale if inhaled directly.
However, there is no evidence to suggest that the suppressor has actually been used in an attack.
The company behind the suppressors, Manta Industries, said it did not make them for a lethal purpose and said it does not condone the sale and use of these devices.
Manta’s founder, Jonathan Jones, said the company was “extremely disappointed” by the incident and said that the shop had been told to stop its business.
“It is an important industry and we have taken a very clear stance that these products should not be sold,” Mr Jones said.
“We will be working with local authorities and regulators to get the word out.”
The ASA, which regulates manufacturers of suppressors and other products in England and Wales, said that while suppressor equipment should be sold “in a safe and responsible manner”, it did “not condone the selling and use” of such devices.
The regulator has issued a warning to manufacturers warning that if they sell these products in a way that breaches the ASA’s rules, they could face fines.
“The ASA has asked the manufacturer of the products to take immediate steps to ensure that any products sold do not fall into this category.” “
The Health Protection Board (HPB) has also issued a guidance to businesses to ensure they comply with the regulations. “
The ASA has asked the manufacturer of the products to take immediate steps to ensure that any products sold do not fall into this category.”
The Health Protection Board (HPB) has also issued a guidance to businesses to ensure they comply with the regulations.
“While the sale or distribution of suppressour products is illegal in the UK, there are some circumstances where these products may be legal and should not, however, be used in such a way as to be a lethal weapon,” the guidance states.
The HPB said it had previously warned retailers against using the products. “
However, for the sale, distribution and use in these circumstances, such as for purposes of self-defence, there should be no evidence that they are being used to produce a lethal aerosol.”
The HPB said it had previously warned retailers against using the products.
“These products can have potentially dangerous effects on the respiratory system if inhale, and it is essential that retailers use caution when using these products, particularly if such products are being sold for recreational use, for recreational purposes, or for commercial purposes,” the HPB added.
“Such products should only be used with a doctor’s prescription, in conjunction with a specific training and equipment to use, and should be disposed of in a suitable way.”