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Eurofins | August 2019 regulatory Newsflash compilation | Cosmetics & Personal Care

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Eurofins newsflash Cosmetics and Personal Care

 

Europe

 

Recent SCCS publications on Cosmetics

 

Following some recent publications of Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS):

 

Final opinion on cosmetic ingredients:

 

Health – EU Newsletter:

 

 

14 cosmetics ingredients in public call due to their endocrine-disrupting properties

 

On 16th May 2019, the European Commission opened a call for data on the following ingredients in the framework of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 due to their potential endocrine-disrupting properties:

 

INCI Name

Chemical Name

CAS No.

Benzophenone-3

2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone

131-57-7

Kojic acid

5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone

501-30-4

4-Methylbenzylidene camphor

(±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one

36861-47-9

Propylparaben

Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate

94-13-3

Triclosan

5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol

3380-34-5

Resorcinol

1,3-benzenediol

108-46-3

Octocrylene

2-Cyano-3,3-Diphenyl Acrylic Acid 2-Ethylhexyl Ester

6197-30-4

Triclocarban

1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)urea

101-20-2

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)

2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol

128-37-0

Benzophenone

Benzophenone

119-61-9

Homosalate

2-hydroxybenzoic acid (3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexyl) ester or Benzoic Acid, 2-Hydroxy-, 3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl Ester

118-56-9

Benzyl salicylate

Benzyl salicylate

118-58-1

Genistein

5,7-dihydroxy-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4-benzopyrone 

446-72-0

Daidzein

4',7-Dihydroxyisoflavone or 7-hydroxy-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)chromen-4-one or 7-Hydroxy-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one”

486-66-8

 

Click here for getting the European Commission publication.

 

France

 

Exposure to persulfate substances from hair products

 

On 12th June 2019, Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire de Alimentation, de Environnement et du Travail (ANSES) published its expert work on persulfate ammonium, potassium and sodium substances used in hair bleaching products.

 

The Agency concludes that the use of persulfates poses health risks to hair professionals as well as consumers. ANSES recommends minimizing the exposure of professionals and the general public to products containing these substances.

 

Click here for getting the ANSES’s publication (in French).

 

China

 

New testing method has been included into Chapter 4 of China Cosmetic Safety and Technical Standards

 

On July 11th 2019, the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) released Notice No. 2019-40. A new sunscreens testing method “Determination of 3-benzylidene camphor and other 21 kinds of sunscreens in cosmetics” has been newly included into Chapter 4, Item 5.8 of China Cosmetic Safety and Technical Standards.

 

As shown in the attachment of the testing methods provided by the NMPA, the following information has been detailed: description and explanation about the names, CAS No. and other information of these 22 sunscreens, as well as the testing methods, reagents and materials, instruments and equipment, analytical procedures, etc.

 

The complete notification can be found here (in Chinese).

 

International

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization:

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

G/TBT/N/CHL/478

Chile

Draft amendment to Ministry of Health Supreme Decree No. 239/2002, approving the Regulations of the National System for the Monitoring of Cosmetics, prepared in connection with the Pacific Alliance agreements and introducing good manufacturing practices for the cosmetics industry

G/TBT/N/KOR/842

Korea

Proposed amendments to the "Standards and Specifications for Hygiene Products”

 

The amendments seek to:

 

  1. Newly establish the specifications for methanol and formaldehyde in hygienic wet tissue used in food service businesses
  2. Newly establish the specification for formaldehyde in disposable cotton swabs
  3. Clarify the specifications for disposable cotton swabs and disposable diapers for children by eliminating the age criteria of 36 months that divides children into two groups

 

Product Recalls/Alerts

 

Below you will find a monthly summary of product recalls and alerts in Europe (Source “RAPEX”) and in the US (Source “CPSC”).

 

Europe

 

RAPEX (European Commission Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products – Alerts reported by EU national authorities).

 

The following 4 alerts regarding cosmetic products have been reported, from week 25 until week 28 of 2019.

 

Type of Risk

Number of alerts

Notes

Chemical

3

Make up product containing an excessive amount of lead

Eyelash serum containing the pharmacologically active substance Bimatoprost which should be used under supervision of an ophthalmologist

Microbiological

1

Shampoo containing an excessive level of aerobic mesophilic bacteria including Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas stutzeri, Klebsiella oxytoca, Citrobacter freundii, Enterobacter cloacae

 

US

 

From on 21st June to 15th July 2019, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has published the following recalls: 2 recalls regarding Cosmetic & Personal Care products.

 

Type of Risk

Number of alerts

Notes

Poisoning

1

Essential oils: The bottles are not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they ingest it

Laceration/Injury

1

Disposable razors: misalignment of the blades, posing a higher risk of cuts during normal use