Recent in North America (page 10 of 16)
Jun 3, 2008
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.
May 29, 2008
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against using Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, a nursing cream by MOM Enterprises Inc.
May 15, 2008
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.
Apr 28, 2008
The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a draft of legislation regarding provisions of adequate funding and authority for the FDA.
Mar 28, 2008 | Katie Schaefer Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
Mar 11, 2008
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)."
Feb 12, 2008
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...
Jan 31, 2008
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.
Jan 2, 2008
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.
Dec 19, 2007
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.
Dec 18, 2007
Almost directly following the controversy surrounding lead in lipsticks, the industry is under scrutiny again as the Minnesota government bans mercury added to mascara and other cosmetics.
Dec 3, 2007
Senators John Kerry, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have joined the interest group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) in questioning the levels of lead in lipstick.