On August 30, 2019 the FDA issued a press release advising the public to avoid purchasing generic and/or bootlegged vape devices.  See the release here.
The announcement comes on the heels of more than 200 reported lung disease cases that are believed to be linked to e-cigarettes and vaping.  We previously blogged about the

This week eight teenagers in Wisconsin were admitted to the hospital for suffering severe lung disease believed to be linked to e-cigarettes.  Shortly after the news story broke, Illinois also announced that they had minors admitted to the emergency room as well and diagnosed with the same lung disease.
CNN.com reported that physicians interviewed reported