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

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Eurofins newsflash Cosmetics and Personal Care

 

Europe

 

Recent SCCS publications on Cosmetics

 

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

 

Request for a scientific opinion on:

 

Final opinion on cosmetic ingredients:

 

Preliminary opinions open for comments:

 

 

Final opinion for tattoo inks and permanent make up

 

On 19th June 2019, ECHA published Final opinion of the Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) to restrict substances in tattoo inks and permanent make up.

 

Click here for getting the report from ECHA's website.

 

Canada

 

Update proposal to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

 

On 1st July 2019, Health Canada closed the consultation period about proposed changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The proposal includes the following changes in the entries of prohibited and restricted ingredients:

 

Restrictions

Chemical name and CAS  number

Conditions of use by product type and maximum concentration permitted

Warnings and Cautionary Statements (to the effect of)

Dihydrocoumarin (119-84-6)

Leave-on products: 0.035%

 

Rinse-off products: 3.5%

 

Disulfiram, Thiuram, Thiuram disulfides, and Thiuram monosulfides to combine under a single entry for Thiurams (CAS 97-77-8; 137-26-8)

In latex products: 14%

 

Eucalyptus oil (8000-48-4)

 

"This product contains eucalyptus oil which is poisonous.", "Keep out of reach of children", and "If swallowed, call a Poison Control Centre or doctor immediately."

Thioglycolic acid and its salts (68-11-1)

a) Eyelash curling products a) 11% with a pH of 7 to 9.5

a) "For professional use only.", "Avoid direct skin contact, wear suitable gloves.", "Avoid contact with eyes and, in the event of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical attention."

b) Hair dyes, waving or straightening products b) 8% with a pH of 7 to 9.5

b) "Avoid direct skin contact, wear suitable gloves.", "Not for use in the area of the eye."

c) Hair dyes, waving and straightening products for professional use c) 11% with a pH of 7 to 9.5

c) "For professional use only.", "Avoid direct skin contact, wear suitable gloves.", "Not for use in the area of the eye."

d) Depilatory products d) 5% with a pH of 7 to 12.7

d) "Avoid contact with eyes and, in the event of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical attention."

Prohibitions

Chemical name

CAS number

Bromates

7789-38-0; 7758-01-2

 

This proposal also includes the revision of new synonyms and Chemical Abstract Service Registry (CAS) numbers and makes minor corrections.

 

Click here for getting the proposed updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist.

 

International

 

Regulatory updates

 

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

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

G/TBT/N/KOR/835

Korea

Proposed amendments to the "Types, Standards, and Test Methods of Cosmetic Colour Additives".

 

The amendments seek to:

 

  • New use restrictions for color additives that cause eye irritation (Dibromofluorescein, Eosine YS, Phloxine B, Phloxine BK, Tetrachlorotetrabromofluorescein, Tetrabromofluorescein).
  • Expand the ban on two color additives (Amaranth, New Coccine)
  • Add the color additive "Pigment Red 5" used in solid soaps for face wash to "Annex 1. The list of color additives for cosmetics".

G/TBT/N/CHN/1331

China

Regulation for Notification of Non-special Cosmetics (Draft for Comments).

G/TBT/N/TPKM/375

Taiwan

Amendment to Restrictions on the Manufacture, Import, and Sale of Personal Care and Cosmetics Products Containing Plastic Microbeads.

 

Two transition periods will be provided for the businesses to comply with the new requirements. For manufacturers and importers, the requirements will be effective on 1 September 2019; for vendors, the requirements will be effective on 1 March 2020.

 

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 6 alerts regarding cosmetic products have been reported, from week 21 until week 24 of 2019.

 

Type of Risk

Number of alerts

Notes

Chemical

3

Skin-lightening product  contains irritating substances as hydroquinone.

Face paint with glitter contains antimony that can cause inflammation in lungs by inhalation.

Microbiological

2

Shampoo gel and fancy-dress make-up products contain an excessive level of pseudomonas putida and aerobic mesophilic bacteria.

Health risk

1

A coloured cosmetic product contains the colorants Solvent Yellow 172, CI 45161 and CI 45174, which are not authorised for its use in cosmetics.

 

US

 

From on 21st May to 20th June 2019, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has published the following recalls: 0 recalls regarding cosmetic products.