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Stakeholders Vie For California DTSC's Ear On Hair Straighteners, With Priority Product Pick Looming

Industry and consumer advocates typically differ in their views on the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Safer Consumer Products work, and the DTSC’s investigation into hair-straightening chemicals is no exception. In any event, a Priority Product selection could be coming soon.

US States Cosmetic Ingredients

Restoring FTC Monetary Relief Authority: For Commission Members, Not One Size Fits All

House already passed legislation to amend Sec. 13(b) of FTC regulations and make explicit its authority to obtain injunctive and equitable relief in court, but differences in Democrat and Republican commission appointees' views on the authority was a key topic of discussion during a recent Energy and Commerce hearing.

Ad Complaints Consumer

Amazon Response About Drug-Spiked Supplements ‘Not Sufficient To Protect Public’ – FDA

“Amazon has taken some action when alerted by the FDA about sales” of violative supplements, but FDA "found that other such products continue to be offered for sale” by the firm through its Fulfillment by Amazon service, according to untitled letter.

E-Commerce Enforcement

‘Where Is The Trust Of The Consumer?’ SCCS Vice-Chair On Animal Testing Paradoxes Under EU Law

“It is strange,” observed Vera Rogiers, vice chair of the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, referring to the problematic intersection of EU chemicals and cosmetics regulations as they pertain to animal testing of cosmetic ingredients.

Europe Animal Testing

House Bill Restoring FTC Monetary Relief Tool Stretches ‘Look Back’ Authority From 3 To 10 Years

Limiting FTC authority to enforcement started after legislation passes rather than all pending complaints as House bill allows could be divisive. But consumer health marketers question number of years before a complaint is filed agency can allege a business used false and misleading advertising under legislation the House passed.

Ad Complaints Enforcement

NAD Lacks Visibility Into Hair-Care Brand’s ‘192,000 5-Star Reviews’ Claim, Advises Discontinuation

The BBB National Programs division was not afforded adequate information about how Prose garners and aggregates reviews from customers, leading the NAD to side with challenger Function, Inc. The NAD suggests that Prose’s review-and-revise process for improving customers’ personalized hair-care formulas should be disclosed as part of any future claim about star ratings. 

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales
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Mary CEO ‘Not Too Concerned’ About China’s CBD Cosmetics Ban

Mary Agrotechnologies CEO Frank Qin says he is “not too concerned” about China's recent  CBD cosmetics ban, despite his company's plans to build a 150,000 square-foot cultivation and extraction plant in Yunnan, with the aim of supplying the domestic CBD market and exporting overseas.

China Wellness

Restoring FTC Monetary Relief Authority: For Commission Members, Not One Size Fits All

House already passed legislation to amend Sec. 13(b) of FTC regulations and make explicit its authority to obtain injunctive and equitable relief in court, but differences in Democrat and Republican commission appointees' views on the authority was a key topic of discussion during a recent Energy and Commerce hearing.

Ad Complaints Consumer

US Rep. Schakowsky Wants Cosmetic Supply Chain Transparency; Benzene In Sunscreen Cited

Cosmetic ingredient and raw material suppliers would be required to share toxicity and safety data with brand owners, along with certificates of analysis and contaminant testing reports, under the Cosmetic Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2021. The bill is part of a proposed Safer Beauty package introduced in the US House on 29 July by Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, and colleagues.

United States Legislation

Four Federal Cosmetics Bills On Cusp Of Introduction

Ostensibly taking cues from California and lessons from previous congressional sessions, US lawmakers, NGOs and “forward-thinking cosmetics companies” seek piecemeal cosmetics reform via four federal bills slated for introduction in the coming week.

United States Cosmetics

House Bill Restoring FTC Monetary Relief Tool Stretches ‘Look Back’ Authority From 3 To 10 Years

Limiting FTC authority to enforcement started after legislation passes rather than all pending complaints as House bill allows could be divisive. But consumer health marketers question number of years before a complaint is filed agency can allege a business used false and misleading advertising under legislation the House passed.

Ad Complaints Enforcement

‘Revolutionaries’ At FTC Could Give Businesses ‘Very Rough Ride,’ Former Agency Chairman Says

Recently appointed Chairwoman Lina Khan and other "revolutionaries have firmly taken over,” says former FTC chairman Timothy Muris. FTC’s lobbying to restore authority, which SCOTUS struck down, to impose monetary relief orders against marketers linked to false advertising is an example of agency’s direction.

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Litigation

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Alleged ‘Pink Tax’ Class Actions Against OTC Personal-Care Brands Moving Through Federal Courts

Walgreen Co. seeks to dismiss allegations in California’s Northern District that it unlawfully charges more for its OTC Hair Regrowth Treatment for women compared with a “functionally equivalent” offering for men. The suit follows “pink tax” litigation concerning Dove antiperspirants that defendants dismissed in July 2020, a decision affirmed by the Eighth Circuit in May.

United States Legal Issues

Mary CEO ‘Not Too Concerned’ About China’s CBD Cosmetics Ban

Mary Agrotechnologies CEO Frank Qin says he is “not too concerned” about China's recent  CBD cosmetics ban, despite his company's plans to build a 150,000 square-foot cultivation and extraction plant in Yunnan, with the aim of supplying the domestic CBD market and exporting overseas.

China Wellness

Amazon Response About Drug-Spiked Supplements ‘Not Sufficient To Protect Public’ – FDA

“Amazon has taken some action when alerted by the FDA about sales” of violative supplements, but FDA "found that other such products continue to be offered for sale” by the firm through its Fulfillment by Amazon service, according to untitled letter.

E-Commerce Enforcement

Hard To Kill: Class Actions Drag On Against Sanitizer Lethality Claims

Plaintiffs are down, but not out, with allegations of false advertising against hand sanitizer manufacturers using 99.99% germ-killing claims.

United States Legal Issues

Second-Quarter Consumer Health Results Bring J&J Relief From Year-Ago Sales Plummet

In first of what could be similar April-June earnings results from major consumer health firms, J&J reports 9.2% operational growth to $3.74bn in sales. Worldwide consumer health chief Thibaut Mongon touts segment’s results and outlook but says similar growth in second half isn’t assured.

Coronavirus COVID-19 OTC Drugs

House Bill Restoring FTC Monetary Relief Tool Stretches ‘Look Back’ Authority From 3 To 10 Years

Limiting FTC authority to enforcement started after legislation passes rather than all pending complaints as House bill allows could be divisive. But consumer health marketers question number of years before a complaint is filed agency can allege a business used false and misleading advertising under legislation the House passed.

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