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AAA Cosmética Voluntarily Recalls Hand Sanitizer for Methanol

AAA Cosmética, S.A. de C.V., of Mexico, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall in the U.S. of all lots of Bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer 480 mL due to the potential presence of undeclared methanol. Further listed are the specific lots under recall.

FDA Warning Expands: More Hand Sanitizer Recalls Due to Methanol

The FDA has issued yet another warning to consumers to not use given hand sanitizer brands due to reports of the presence of the toxic and possibly deadly substance methanol.

Certified 'True': Green Virtues in Beauty, Part II

Many cosmetic brands have adopted green and sustainable practices that minimize harm to living entities, i.e., cruelty-free and eco-friendly, while offering “clean” transparency. This second installment in a two-part series covers these practices, along with related certifying agencies and programs.

China Finalizes Cosmetic Supervision Legislation

According to a report by Chemlinked, China has officially released the final version of its Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR), which takes effect January 1, 2021.

Butylparaben Blacklisted as ECHA Substance of High Concern

The ECHA’s candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now has 209 entries. The latest materials added include three that are identified as toxic to reproduction and one endocrine disruptor—butylparaben. The EU aims to phase these out.

ECHA Wavers on Resorcinol's Proposed SVHC Status

Resorcinol's endocrine-disrupting effects landed it on the ECHA's review list for substances of very high concern (SVHC) but the Member State Committee did not agree to label it as such. The REACH Committee will make the final call.

CTPA Publishes Customer Charter: 'Protecting Us All at the Beauty Counter'

The new BRC-backed CTPA Customer Charter aims to help instill confidence and in customers and staff that they will be safe in returning to the beauty counter.

FDA Flags Eskbiochem Hand Sanitizers for Possible Methanol Content

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning statement to consumers over the use of Eskbiochem's hand sanitizers, which may contain methanol, i.e., wood alcohol.

Colombian Senate Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Colombia is the first nation in South America to ban animal testing for cosmetics. "Today, Colombia becomes a better and more humane society," said Senate Co-author Richard Aguilar, according to Animal Defenders International.

Indian Cosmetic Legislation Delayed in Light of COVID-19

Regulators from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) have delayed establishing new cosmetic legislation due to COVID-19.

U.S. FDA Red Flags Careful Cents, LLC for COVID-19 Claims

Careful Cents, LLC, is marketing essential oils that, according to the U.S. FDA, are misbranded drugs based on their claims. The agency issued a warning letter highlighting examples including immunity-boosting and antiviral effects, and positioned to address COVID-19.

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