Recent in North America (page 7 of 9)
Mar 4, 2010
On March 1, 2010, Colorado's House Committee on Judiciary voted to indefinitely postpone House Bill 10-1248 (HB 1248), or the Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act.
Feb 22, 2010
On Feb. 3, 2010, a bill was introduced into the Colorado State Legislature to prohibit the sale of personal care products formulated with chemicals identified as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Jan 11, 2010
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has assured consumers that confidential products launched to the market are safe and notes that the confidentiality of these products protects innovation and jobs.
Nov 3, 2009
The Personal Care Products Council has responded to a report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics alleging that face paints not only contain lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium, but also bear misleading claims.
Oct 20, 2009
The state of California has extended the deadline for reporting cosmetic ingredients considered as hazardous or potentially hazardous. The initial deadline of Oct. 15, 2009, has been extended to Dec. 15.
Sep 29, 2009 | David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
The stars where poorly aligned on June 15, 2009, when California finally issued its registration procedure and forms for the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005. At the same time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to an electronic-only filing system for drug registrations. These two changes have created significantly more work for the personal care industry—and with questionable benefits.
Sep 23, 2009
Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr. turns to David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, PhD, to explain the differences between the US FDA categories used to classify hand sanitizer actives.
Sep 14, 2009
Arbonne International LLC has voluntarily recalled a lot of Seasource Detox Spa Foaming Sea Salt Scrub due to the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Aug 18, 2009
Roche Holding AG has pulled its oral acne medication Accutane (isotretinoin), which could pave the way for its increased topical use or for the development of new topical treatments for severe acne.
Jul 1, 2009
The FDA announced that it has developed a new method of testing lead in lipsticks and retested all lipsticks reported to contain high amounts of lead.
Jun 16, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C Act) defines a cosmetic by its intended use, meaning cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering appearance.
Jun 9, 2009
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers to avoid the use of Clarcon skin products. According to the FDA, there is a risk of bacterial contamination associated with the products.