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Cosmetics Sector Needs Positive, Not Punitive, 21st Century Regulation – IBA

Independent Beauty Association president Ken Marenus discusses the trade group’s vision for modern, proportionate cosmetics regulation and forces at work that could undermine progress and endanger small businesses.

United States Regulation

Former HHS Head Sebelius Says Delay In Becerra Confirmation Slows Agency Leader Appointments

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says not having health leadership in place is exacerbating the COVID-19 crisis and even increasing deaths.

Appointments Politics

California Air Board Projects $210m In 15-Year Costs For Personal-Care VOC Compliance

Years in the making, California is close to adopting updated volatile organic compound limits for selected personal-care products under the state’s Consumer Products Regulation. The Air Resources Board is accepting comments ahead of a 25 March hearing to consider approving the amendments for adoption.

Sustainability Regulation

US Recalls: Bacteria Found On Scented Soaps From Firm Linked To Contaminated OTC Sanitizers

Scented soaps containing bacteria dangerous to people with weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases are among recent US consumer health and beauty product recalls. More OTC sanitizers imported from Mexico and found to contain methanol and eye drops distributed without instructions also are on recall.

Recalls Consumer

US Pandemic Emergency Manufacturing Act Submitted Again By Warren, Schakowsky

Pandemic Emergency Manufacturing Act authorizes federal government and its contractors to make personal protective equipment, Rx drugs, ventilators, respirators and vaccines as well tests for coronavirus, including OTC products, to address the public health emergency.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Legislation

California’s Prop 65 Short-Form Warning Changes Are Costly, Confusing And Quick – Lawyer

California’s proposal to amend ‘Clear and Reasonable’ safe harbor warnings will be costly for companies and confusing to consumers, and the one-year phase-in for changes to Prop 65 warnings is “unrealistic,” says consumer product and environmental regulation lawyer Dennis Raglin.

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Hawaii Puts Hold On Proposal To Blacklist Additional Sunscreen Ingredients

Proposed bills in the Aloha State would ban the sale of sunscreens containing octocrylene and/or avobenzone, adding to a UV filter blacklist that already includes oxybenzone and octinoxate. On 17 February, Hawaiian legislators elected to defer the legislation to await completion of a National Academy of Sciences study, targeted for 2022.

US States Legislation

Cosmetics Sector Needs Positive, Not Punitive, 21st Century Regulation – IBA

Independent Beauty Association president Ken Marenus discusses the trade group’s vision for modern, proportionate cosmetics regulation and forces at work that could undermine progress and endanger small businesses.

United States Regulation

US Pandemic Emergency Manufacturing Act Submitted Again By Warren, Schakowsky

Pandemic Emergency Manufacturing Act authorizes federal government and its contractors to make personal protective equipment, Rx drugs, ventilators, respirators and vaccines as well tests for coronavirus, including OTC products, to address the public health emergency.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Legislation

PCPC Leadership On US Legislative Landscape, EU Microplastic Restriction, Other 2021 Concerns

The Personal Care Products Council’s government affairs heads, chief scientist and executive VP of global strategies discuss the trade association’s 2021 priorities and preoccupations.

United States Cosmetics

PCPC: Beauty Industry Getting Wrapped Up In Sustainable Packaging

Already focused on driving innovation through the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics, the beauty and personal-care industry expects to face increased stakeholder and government pressure in 2021 regarding packaging impacts on the environment. Personal Care Products Council leaders discuss.

Beauty Sustainability

EU Commission Vows To Fight Greenwashing Following Website Claims Sweep

Looking at online environmental claims in consumer product sectors including cosmetics, the European Commission and national consumer authorities found problematic vagueness and a lack of easily accessible evidence in 37% and 59% of cases, respectively. Legislation to help remedy the situation is on the way.

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Latest From Beauty & Legal Issues

Yes To, Inc. To Drop $775k In Settlement Over Recalled Grapefruit Face Mask

Though it denies all allegations of wrongdoing, Yes To will reimburse consumers who purchased its Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask, which the company recalled in 2020 following complaints about burns, irritation and other adverse reactions.

United States Legal Issues

California’s Prop 65 Short-Form Warning Changes Are Costly, Confusing And Quick – Lawyer

California’s proposal to amend ‘Clear and Reasonable’ safe harbor warnings will be costly for companies and confusing to consumers, and the one-year phase-in for changes to Prop 65 warnings is “unrealistic,” says consumer product and environmental regulation lawyer Dennis Raglin.

Dietary Supplements State News

Young Living’s ‘Therapeutic’ Essential Oil Claims Are False Advertising – Proposed US Class Action

The Lehi, Utah-based MLM firm deceives consumers with its “therapeutic-grade” product labeling and claims linking its essential oils to stress relief, mood enhancement and sleep benefits, according to a class action complaint filed in New York federal court.

United States Legal Issues

FTC Shift Under Biden Administration Begins With Chairman Simons, Senior Staff Resigning

While expected following start of Biden administration, Simon’s resignation is “somewhat of a surprise” considering it will change the balance of power to the Democrats ahead of when his term would have been ended, says advertising law attorney Ivan Wasserman.

Leadership Politics

US Proposed Class Action: Preservative Choice Makes Unilever’s TRESemme Keratin Products ‘Defective’

The presence of formaldehyde releaser DMDM hydantoin in TRESemme Keratin shampoos pose undisclosed risks of hair loss and/or scalp irritation, as shown by hundreds of consumer complaints online, plaintiffs allege in proposed class actions filed in Illinois and New Jersey federal courts.

United States Legal Issues

Consumer Health Goliaths Face Proposed US Class Actions For ‘Natural’ ChapStick, Selsun Blue Claims

Plaintiffs take aim at Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline in California federal court for “natural” ChapStick claims, while Sanofi US is defending the naturalness of Selsun Blue Naturals Antidandruff Shampoo in New York’s Eastern District.

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