Beiersdorf To Settle Benzene-In-Sunscreen Litigation For $2.3M
Benzene contamination of Coppertone sunscreen products will cost Beiersdorf $2.3m and require 18 months of benzene testing under a settlement reached with plaintiff Almany Ismael Bangoura, on behalf of himself and consumers nationwide, in New York federal court.
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The latest in litigation against Unilever, P&G, Beiersdorf and J&J alleging violations for selling personal-care products contaminated with benzene.
Consumers can contact Coppertone for refunds for aerosol sunscreens found to contain benzene, a human carcinogen that should not adversely affect users at levels detected, the Beiersdorf brand says. More cosmetics regulatory and legal news in brief.
US Interim Funding Bill Gets Biden’s Signature; Window Narrows For Cosmetics, Dietary Supplement Legislation
Passed by the US House and signed into law on 30 September, the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023, avoids a partial government shutdown and furloughs in FDA user-fee programs. Policy riders stripped from the legislation, including for cosmetics and dietary supplement regulatory changes, could still find their way into a final FY 2023 spending omnibus.