Lawmakers Introduce Revamped Safe Cosmetics Act
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., asserts the anxiously awaited new version of the Safe Cosmetic Act, introduced June 24, incorporates changes with small businesses in mind.
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House democrats Markey and Schakowsky have reintroduced The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act. The legislation, backed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, claims to close loopholes in federal law to ensure that consumers are not exposed to carcinogens and other hazardous substances through cosmetics use.
FDA has been quiet on the subject of methylene glycol/formaldehyde-containing heated hair-straightening formulas since issuing a warning to Brazilian Blowout marketer GIB in August 2011. House members request an update on the brand’s regulatory status and measures the agency has taken to ensure the safety of salon workers and consumers.
If the federal government won’t keep potentially toxic cosmetics off the market, retailers should, NGO the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says, scoring eight retailers on their ingredient screening programs and personal-care safety policies.