Ο seller of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, Juul, is in the midst of a lawsuit accused of sending one million infected devices to its customers, to its knowledge.
As mentioned for the first time by BuzzFeed, the lawsuit filed in US court has been filed by him Siddharth Breja, ex Vice President of the world economy.
Ο Breja, who worked for Juul from May 2018 to March 2019, claims to have objected after complaining about the sale of expired electronic cigarettes.
Court documents say the matter was brought to the attention of the former CEO, Kevin Burns, replaced by KC Crosthwaite in September.
According to the complaint, Mr Burns he reportedly said half of his customers are drunk and vaporize like "mo-fos".
A month later, the Breja is obviously learning about her infected batch of electronic liquid with peppermint flavor. The kit replenishments, equivalent to about one million, were sent to retailers and later ended up in the hands of customers.
The former manager claims that while he was asked to charge the supplier for the infectious substances, the public was not informed due to the possible loss of billions of dollars in sales and the consequent impact on its valuation. Juul.
A week later, Breja was fired.
The trial took place at the same time that Juul has confirmed 500 layoffs by the end of 2019, many of which involve company executives.
Despite rapid growth, the company is revising its business model, partly due to pressure from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the removal from the market of non-flavored liquids from tobacco, including mint.
In October, the Juul announced the withdrawal of flavors like μάνγκο, cream, fruit and cucumber, as well as abolishing all broadcasts, printing and digital advertising in the United States.