Schumer Fights Sale Of Breathable Caffeine Product; Calls For FDA Review

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sen. Charles Schumer is looking to halt the sale of a breathable caffeine product set to hit New York area stores in January.

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AeroShot Pure Energy was created by a Boston man and is currently sold in France.

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According to the senator’s office, the product is not reviewed by the FDA — it apparently skirts regulation by claiming it contains a vitamin supplement.

According to its website, Aeroshot lets the user inhale caffeine in powdered form. It dispenses 100 milligrams of caffeine in a just few puffs. The jolt is equivalent to a large cup of Starbucks coffee.

The product is apparently being marketed to consumers ages 12 and up with the emphasis on helping students stay awake and study.

Schumer wants to prevent the sale until its affects on children and the company’s marketing practices can be reviewed.

“What makes this product really dangerous is how it could affect children and teens if mixed with drinking,” Schumer said.”The truth is, Aeroshot is nothing more than a club drug or a party enhancer.”

He said the product’s website shows a party atmosphere not physics books.

Would you let your children use the product? Let us know below…

  • Ann Mason

    We never know what influences go into supporting or opposing something like this, but there shouldn’t be a problem with keeping the product off the market until its safety can be reviewed.

    Thee are too many questionable products in stores which are labeled nutritional supplements. Besides the risks carried by those products, they also impact the public’s trust and damage the credibility of companies which make healthy supplements. Eventually, there could be a backlash in which even Vitamin C tablets are restricted. We need regulation.

    • nonanniespls

      The problem is that the Senator is not objecting because of the safety of the product, he’s objecting to the product because it could be misused.

      The Senator has provided ZERO proof that the product is unsafe. He has cited ZERO cases of harm. The company has done test and provided the results.

      Schumer is claiming kids could misuse the product. Well duh! Surf youtube and you’ll see kids misusing Mentos and bottle soda to cause minor (yet dangerous) explosions. The potential stupidity of children is not reason enough to ban the product from shelves or adults. Beyond that, he’s claiming the danger comes from using caffeine with alcohol. Last time I checked, adults can and do that legally and regularly, and if he’s concerned about kids doing that, then Schumer should be going after enforcing the existing liquor laws.

  • DaEmph

    Well i can definitely see kids abusing this as if they where doing “lines”.
    I wouldn’t outright ban it, but definitely there needs to be some curtail on kids buying it.

    • nonanniespls

      Really? I can’t imagine that at all, given that any kid can walk into Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and order an expresso and walk out with a higher dose of caffeine. Or they could walk into a 7-11 and pick up one of dozens of energy drinks or energy shot products. How many cases of kids abusing those have you heard about?

      If kids are going to abuse a product, they’re probably going to go after the things they find in their parents medicine cabinet or liquor cabinet. Not so much the “club drug” in the coffee pot on the counter or soda bottle in the refrigerator.

  • man from old school

    jack-as why not ban coffee

  • Schmellma Arss

    Hey, when will this come in suppository form so Schumer can shove it up his ass and give it a real test!

  • VY

    Way to go Charles is right, because he is correct.
    Caffeinie IS a drug.
    Unless it is naturally occurring in a natural product and not artificially bumped up, it should be left alone.
    If it is specifically put into a product to create a drug like effect, the FDA should declare it a DRUG, and regulate it.
    We already have too may addicts out there, we don’t need to add caffeinie addicts to that list.

    • Killdee Whites

      You tell em’ VY, make em’ smell your ass.

    • theclarkster

      C’mon, “VY”, get a life!

      • VY

        Lick me.

  • dollars and SENSE

    Alrighty. We have sky high taxes and growing prices on just about everything due to crooked politicians, greedy corporate executives, and more and more people receiving welfare who have absolutely NO desire to get a job when they are fully able to. Never mind criminals running amuck. What is Chucky’s goal of the week? Getting Inhalable caffeine banned. Way to go Charles!

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