Recent in North America (page 8 of 16)
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.
May 18, 2009
The FDA has learned of a cluster of adverse events in children exposed to various colors of the face paint. All exposures occurred on the same day at an organized event and included rashes, itchiness, burning sensation, and swelling where the face paints were applied.
Apr 29, 2009
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement recalling of Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover due to a possible health risk.
Apr 7, 2009
The Personal Care Products Council has issued a statement urging the United States to eliminate tariffs imposed by Mexico on products such as makeup, skin care, hair care and more.
Mar 12, 2009
The council considered the two chemicals "trace" or extremely low in personal care products. In addition, it found that the percentages are below established regulatory limits or safety thresholds and are not a cause for health concern.