POSTED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:19pm
The maker of a caffeine inhaler, Aero-Shot, has 15 days to respond to a warning letter from the food and drug administration.
Aero-Shot contains B vitamins and caffeine and is marketed as “breathable energy."
In a letter to Breathable Foods, Inc., the FDA said the words "breathable" and "inhaler" suggests consumers literally inhale the product into the lungs.
On its website, the company says the product is meant to be swallowed. Caffeine is not normally inhaled into the lungs.
The Aero-Shot website indicates the product is not recommended for those under the age of 18, yet the FDA says the company appears to target young adults by suggesting Aero-Shots be used while studying.
A statement from Breathable Foods shows the company will work with the FDA to comply with its requests, and confirms the product should not be inhaled.