New York City has been a bit of a hit-or-miss destination for vending machine vending machines (VMs) in recent years, but it’s likely to get even worse this year, as the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has issued a new warning on the dangers of vending machine machines.
The DCA has released a warning that VMs pose a risk to people who are vulnerable to health problems such as high blood pressure and obesity.
VMs are the cheapest way to purchase food, but the agency warned they can cause a wide range of serious health problems.
The city issued a warning about the dangers vending machines pose to consumers, including high blood pressures, obesity, heart disease, stroke and other conditions that can be fatal.
The warning was issued to vending machine manufacturers, distributors and retailers, but not to vending machines themselves.
“Vending machine vending is an extremely vulnerable market for those who have the potential to be victims of any of the potentially harmful health consequences that may result from improper use,” the DCA said in its warning.
The vending machine industry is already facing a number of regulatory changes, and the DMA has also warned of the potential risks associated with the machines in the past.
The City Council passed a resolution in December calling on the city to prohibit the use of vending machines for vending, with a goal of reducing the number of VMs operating throughout the city.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has made it a top priority to end the use and expansion of vending, and in October announced that the city would phase out all vending machines by 2025.
“In the past, we have been able to make major investments in smart vending, including creating the citywide Smart Vending System, which has been instrumental in lowering the number and types of vending locations in New York,” said de Blasio.
“The new DCA warning is an important step in that direction.”
New York has already implemented a number a public health and safety initiatives that include limiting vending machines to two per person and prohibiting vending machines in certain areas.
The mayor also announced that he will be introducing legislation to make vending machines more accessible and accessible to people with disabilities.
The council will also be considering a bill that would prohibit vending machines from being used in certain places such as hospitals.