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Lead Acetate Ban A Go As US FDA Denies Combe’s Request For Hearing

Lead acetate’s use as a color additive in cosmetic products will no longer be authorized in the US beginning on 6 January 2022, and the agency will exercise enforcement discretion for a year afterward. A 2018 hearing request from hair dye marketer Combe Inc. was denied by the agency on 7 October.   

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US FDA Warns Of Safety Risk OTC Needle-Free Devices Used For Dermal Fillers

Agency safety communication says needle-free dermal filler “pens” sold OTC on social media could pose a serious risk to consumers. It's aware of serious injuries, including  permanent harm to skin, lips, or eyes with the use of needle-free devices for injection of lip and facial fillers.

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US FDA Plans Year-End Rinse Of Temporary Policy Easing Standards For OTC Sanitizer Production

FDA makes withdrawal effective on 31 December, also the deadline for firms manufacturing or compounding alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, and making alcohol for those products under temporary guidances, to cease production.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance Documents

Coppertone Recalls Benzene-Tainted Sunscreens; Cosmetics Regulatory & Legal News

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.

United States Cosmetic Ingredients

Protecting US Consumer Data Just The Tip Of Online Privacy Iceberg, Says FTC’s Slaughter

At NAD conference, Commissioner Slaughter identified “erroneous points of conventional wisdom that tend to undergird legal and policy debate about digital surveillance,” starting with privacy being “the key issue” and including “the FTC is toothless, absent new federal legislation.”

Ad Complaints Enforcement

‘Dark Patterns’ Casting Shadow On E-commerce

Dark patterns, a “kind of a scary new phrase,” are “design choices that that manipulate users on a website into making choices that they wouldn't otherwise make,” says advertising law attorney Amy Ralph Mudge.

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Protecting US Consumer Data Just The Tip Of Online Privacy Iceberg, Says FTC’s Slaughter

At NAD conference, Commissioner Slaughter identified “erroneous points of conventional wisdom that tend to undergird legal and policy debate about digital surveillance,” starting with privacy being “the key issue” and including “the FTC is toothless, absent new federal legislation.”

Ad Complaints Enforcement

California On Verge On Legalizing CBD-Containing Cosmetics Along With Dietary Supplements, Foods

In January, the California Department of Public Health quietly added cosmetics to the list of products deemed adulterated if they contain cannabidiol or other hemp-derived substances, along with food products and dietary supplements. All that will change if/when Gov. Gavin Newsom signs AB-45.

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Measuring Consumer Exposure Confounds US FDA’s Evaluation Of Cannabinoid Safety In Supplements

Acting commissioner Woodcock reminds manufacturers and marketers that a consumer’s exposure to cannabidiol and other cannabinoids likely comes from using multiple products daily. “How do you control exposure of people in a nonprescription setting?”

Cannabidiol CBD FDA

Mexico To Be 41st Country With Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

Legislation approved by Mexico’s Senate “also bans the manufacture, import and marketing of cosmetics tested on animals elsewhere in the world,” according to Humane Society International. Once ratified, the law will give cosmetics manufacturers two years to bring their operations into compliance.

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NDI Notifications For CBD ‘Excluded’ On Arrival But US FDA Still Explains Where Safety Evidence Fails

CFSAN Office of Dietary Supplement Programs tells Charlotte’s Web and Irwin Naturals that not providing sufficient evidence of a reasonable assumption of safety for an NDI's intended use wasn’t the only reason each notification was rejected.

Cannabidiol CBD FDA

US FDA Gets Less FY2022 Funding From Senate Than House, Different Inspection Priorities

CDER would receive $17m less in Senate appropriations bill compared to House veion, while CFSAN's total would be nearly $10m less. Overall,  Senate bill includes around $50.4m less in funding for FDA than House bill.

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Coppertone Recalls Benzene-Tainted Sunscreens; Cosmetics Regulatory & Legal News

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.

United States Cosmetic Ingredients

Symrise Appealing REACH Animal Testing Mandates To EU High Court; Unilever, PETA To Intervene

The EU Court of Justice will consider whether the EU General Court erred in affirming ECHA decisions that require Symrise to conduct new animal testing to assess the reproductive and other health effects of UV filters homosalate and octisalate. In recent failed bids for interim relief, Symrise argued that the animal testing is likely to cause “irreparable damage” to its interests.

Europe Animal Testing

Plaintiff Seeks Damages For All Americans Gouged By Estee Lauder Companies Eye Concentrate

Consumers nationwide are entitled to damages awards for physical injuries and economic harm incurred from purchasing and using ELC’s reformulated La Mer Eye Concentrate, according to a class action complaint against The Estee Lauder Companies in Illinois’ Northern District. ELC’s motion to dismiss is pending.

United States Legal Issues

Plaintiffs Say Benzene-Tainted Banana Boat Sunscreens Are Deceptive, Adulterated And Thus ‘Worthless’

Putative class actions against sunscreen product manufacturers for alleged violations of federal and state laws due to benzene contamination can be traced to testing reported in May by independent quality assurance firm Valisure, which bills itself as “the pharmacy that checks.”

United States Legal Issues

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.

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