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CIR Reaches Verdicts on Butyl Myristate, HC Red No. 3 and More

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel announced ingredient verdicts including a tentative safety assessment on butyl myristate and approval of HC Red No. 3 at its June 4, 2008, meeting.

CVS Employs Cosmetic Safety Policy

US Drugstore CVS has employed a new cosmetic safety policy, according to its Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

ICCR Welcomes Public Comment on Cosmetic Regulation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public meeting on June 19, 2008, to receive input from the public on cosmetics regulation before the next ICCR steering committee meeting.

FDA Warns Moms Against Nipple Cream with Chlorphenesin

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against using Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, a nursing cream by MOM Enterprises Inc.

California Legislation Banning Phthalates Effective January 2009

Last October 2007, California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma introduced legislation to ban the use of phthalates in California. The law was passed by the California Legislature and will take effect in January 2009.

FDA Globalization Act to Effect Beauty Industry

The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a draft of legislation regarding provisions of adequate funding and authority for the FDA.

When Ingredient Alarm Leads to the Courtroom

The personal care industry has experienced growing consumer interest in the ingredients its products contain. This interest has resulted in better responsibility and safety among cosmetic manufacturers; however, it also has produced elevated concerns over potentially harmful ingredients.

Chemical Plants Face Stricter Regulations

On Thursday, March 6, 2008, the House Committee on Homeland Security approved draft legislation that would extend and modify federal authority to regulate the security of U.S. chemical plants—a measure that, among other things, would require chemical plants to consider the use of "inherently safer technology (IST)."

Chattem Recalls Icy Hot Products

Chattem Inc. has initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of its Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, including consumer "samples" that were included on a limited promotional basis in cartons of its 3 oz. Aspercreme product...

L'Oréal Voluntarily Recalls Blonde Bleach

L'Oréal Paris, a division of L'Oréal USA, has initiated a voluntary recall from retail stores in the United States for the L'Oréal Paris Dream Blonde Bleach and Lightening care kit.

CSC Questions B&BW Ingredient Listings

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) asked consumers over the holidays to boycott the purchase of Bath & Body Works products because of potentially harmful ingredients.

Sindoor Powder Under FDA Fire for High Lead Content

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid the use of sindoor powder marketed under the Swad brand due to its high lead content.

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