|New “Nail Polish Remover” labeled
poppers will begin to hit the shelves.
Some of you have posted in comments and in emails to me that you have begun to see poppers with the label “Nail Polish Remover.” At first I had no idea why they were being labeled as such, but according to some great information from a reliable industry insider, I now have the scoop on the label changes.
From what this industry insider has told me, selling poppers containing isobutyl nitrite (the original RUSH formula) is not illegal, but selling/marketing them as “poppers” is against CPSC regulations. In the past to get by these regulations, Joe Miller, the previous owner of PWD, labeled them as “liquid aromas/incense” and “head cleaner,” etc. Now the new owner of PWD is going with something different: “Nail Polish Remover” and so is everyone else.
Apparently all “new” poppers manufactured and distributed will have the “Nail Polish Remover” label on them and many online retailers will be changing their websites accordingly. Some websites will even be changing completely like “Dale’s Nails.” Apparently the changes will be so great that you will most likely even see the word “poppers” excluded from online retailers’ sites and labels.
Why the change? I can only guess it’s to skirt any CPSC regulations as the new PWD brands is ushered in as the old is ushered out.
So, do not be surprised if you start seeing “Nail Polish Remover” on popper labels. And no, they will not contain acetone, in fact they will say “Acetone-free Nail Polish Remover” but they will still contain the infamous popper nitrites (isobutyl, isopentyl, etc).
Hope this clears up some of your questions! More to come….