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EU Regulation No. 1223/2009 Part 1: Product Safety
By: David Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Posted: July 30, 2010, from the August 2010 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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Safety assessor: The name, address and qualifications of the safety assessor must be indicated.
Undesirable effects: Data on undesirable effects on health from use of the product must be provided.
Proof of claims: The EU requires that product manufacturers include proof for all product claims made. For example, an anti-fade shampoo for colored hair should include evidence that using the product prevents hair from fading; and a moisturizing lotion should include proof that it moisturizes skin.
Animal testing: For the evaluation of safety, data on all animal testing must be provided by the manufacturer, agents and suppliers involved in creating the product. It must also include any testing performed to meet legislative or regulatory requirements outside of the EU.
Product Safety Under Regulation No. 1223/2009
As noted, the EU adapted the old Product Information Package to create the new Annex I within Regulation No. 1223/2009. For example, the first major change is that Annex I has been renamed Annex I: The Cosmetic Product Safety Report. To justify changes made to Regulation No. 1223/2009, explanations are outlined in various preambles. Those relating specifically to product safety are detailed here.