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The European Chemicals Agency says a BASF ingredient, exclusively used in cosmetics, requires a standard animal test, but the firm is concerned that the testing will trigger prohibitions under the EU's Cosmetics Regulation. A Dec. 12 decision from ECHA's Board of Appeal doesn't resolve the matter, but it could get the ball rolling toward an EU court ruling clarifying the relationship between the regulations.
Under the Toxic-Free Kids Act, notifications and fees are due to the Oregon Health Authority by the start of the new year from manufacturers of children's products that contain state-listed ingredients or contaminants. The Rose Sheet examines how Oregon's chemical reporting program, and others like it around the US, would be impacted by preemption clauses in proposed federal legislation to update cosmetics regulations.
The numerous out-of-state plaintiffs waiting to take on J&J in Missouri over alleged talc harm may be able to litigate their cases after all, despite a recent US Supreme Court decision against plaintiff venue shopping. A Missouri circuit court judge has found grounds for jurisdiction in J&J's use of a Missouri-based manufacturing and packaging firm.
L'Oreal Paris and new MAC Viva Glam spokeswoman Sia had to contend with flare-ups on Twitter in recent weeks regarding what some consumers view as cruelty-free posturing from the brands, which both market cosmetics in China.
The European Chemicals Agency is promoting a searchable list of lead registrants, accessible through a new interactive infographic, among other tools and resources available to support industry compliance, particularly among SMEs, as the 2018 REACH registration deadline draws closer.
Animal-welfare groups are concerned that a new report from the European Chemicals Agency on the regulatory applicability of alternative tests "weighs too heavily on the challenges faced in applying data from non-animal methods." The timing, with the REACH 2018 registration deadline looming, also is worrisome, they suggest.