FDA Determined To Update Cosmetics Regs After Claire’s Refuses To Recall Asbestos-Tainted Makeup
The agency issued a safety alert March 5 advising consumers to avoid three makeup products sold – at least previously – in Claire’s stores, which cater to girls and young women. The situation throws into relief the limitations of the current regulatory framework for cosmetics, which FDA is committed to modernizing while exploring steps to improve oversight using existing tools.
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Recommendations from an FDA-led interagency work group regarding methods for detecting and measuring asbestos in talc and talc-containing cosmetics will be presented at the agency’s planned public meeting in Silver Spring, MD, on 4 February. The recommendations are summarized in the FDA's meeting notice, which follows contentious cosmetic product recalls based on asbestos findings.
FDA Moves Forward With Planned Cosmetic Allergy Survey, Defends Practical Utility, Statistical Power
Based on stakeholder comments, the FDA has made changes to the online questionnaire it plans to use to collect information from 1,000 consumers about adverse events they have experienced and believe were caused by allergens in cosmetic products. The agency remains confident that the pilot study will provide useful insight into cosmetic allergy prevalence in the US.