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TINA.org Alleges Gillette Products Are 'Wicked Imported,' Not Made In USA

P&G's Gillette says "we don't just market blades, we've been making them right here in Boston for over 100 years." That may be the case, but Truth in Advertising says the brand does not disclose that the majority of its products are not "all or virtually all" made in the US as its ads suggest, a finding the NGO has referred to FTC.

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California DTSC Official Says Nail Care Will Remain SCP Focus Area; Stakeholders Stay Tuned

Under California's Safer Consumer Products regulation, nail care remains the segment of leading interest in the broader personal-care category, which will again be listed as a focal area in the Department of Toxic Substances Control's 2018-2020 work plan expected in draft form in February. DTSC's Meredith Williams discusses.

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AHPA Offers Regulatory Suggestions: Health And Wellness Industry News

AHPA makes regulatory recommendations across supplement sector; CRN's Al-Mondhiry joins Amin Talati Upadhye; and Ismail moves from GOED.

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Health, Beauty And Wellness Recalls: Splish Splash, Pediasure, DMAA

Saje Natural Wellness recalls Splish Splash Gentle Baby Wash due to potential contamination with bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa and potential bacteria contamination also prompted a recall by another personal care product brand, Bath and Body Works Pure Simplicity. FDA recalls database shows a recall of DMAA-containing dietary supplements opened in 2012 was terminated on July 5.

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ASA: Nivea Moisturizer’s ‘0% Alcohol’ Claim Not Misleading, Despite Cetearyl Alcohol Use

A July 11 ruling from the UK’s independent advertising regulator underscores the importance of context in gauging whether claims have the capacity to mislead consumers. The decision leaves Beiersdorf free to tout its cetearyl alcohol-containing Nivea Men Sensitive Moisturizer as “0% alcohol – no burning.”

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Opioid-Withdrawal Beverage Seller Latest Target Of FDA-FTC Joint Enforcement

While essentially all products labeled as dietary supplements but marketed with claims to treat diseases or illnesses could be targets of FTC enforcement against unsubstantiated advertising, FDA warnings to firms linked to those products generally don't discuss violations of FTC rules. But the warning to Up-Inya Beverages, like firms previously identified as making opioid-withdrawal claims, included an explanation of how it's in FTC's crosshairs, too.

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EU Watch: Three Cosmetics-Relevant Areas Targeted For Imminent Policy Development

The European Commission is committed to completing its review “shortly” of the Cosmetics Regulation in light of endocrine disruptor criteria recently implemented in other sectors. Cosmetics industry stakeholders should also keep an eye out for developments as the Commission evolves its approach to nanomaterials and microplastics.

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EU Watch: Next Steps Re Controversial CMR Ban Approach, Fragrance Allergens Labeling

EU sources update Rose Sheet on contentious initiatives to cement the Commission’s pathway for banning carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances in cosmetics and to promote fragrance allergen awareness and risk management.

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More Health Care Products Offered In Latest 'Free Trial' Scam FTC Targets

Products offered in online scams that lead to monthly bills usually are “something that the average person is going to be looking for, a renewal product like vitamins, tooth whitener and skin cream," says an FTC attorney. Federal judge halts sales by Triangle Media and associated companies and freezes their assets after FTC showed “immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage” to consumers.

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Hawaii’s Sunscreen Ingredient Ban Is On The Books; To Industry, An Affront To Science

As in the case of plastic microbeads some four years ago, the personal-care industry finds itself in the position of having to reformulate potentially on a mass scale due to environmental rather than human safety concerns. And once again the legislation was driven in large part by shoddy science, industry says.

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House And Senate Farm Bills Dilemma: Each Includes One, But Not Both Of Supplement Industry's SNAP, Hemp Goals

Senate's USDA five-year reauthorization would remove hemp from federal list of controlled substances and lift limits on production in the US but does not contain language included in the House bill to make multivitamins eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program purchases. House bill though, doesn't clear hemp production. "I think we have a lot of work of ahead of us on both fronts," says CRN President and CEO Steve Mister.

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Careful What You Wish For: 80 Companies Stand Behind California’s Proposed Animal-Testing Ban

NGO proponents’ apparent intention is to bar companies from testing new cosmetic ingredients on animals, limiting them to existing ingredients or alternative testing methods. However, draft legislation advancing in California could pose big problems for even the most committed cruelty-free brands.

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J&J Hopes To Continue Appellate Streak Following Whopping $4.69bn Talc Verdict

Counsel for 22 women who blame J&J talcum powders for their ovarian cancer took a new approach in this latest case in St. Louis Circuit Court, arguing that asbestos in the firm’s talc is the culprit, rather than talc itself. J&J is confident in its ability to overturn the verdict, which it characterized as biased and unfounded.

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L’Oreal Makes Consumers Chumps With Its Liquid Cosmetic Pumps – Class Action Complaint

Plaintiffs in New York’s Southern District say a packaging defect strands product inside L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline liquid cosmetic bottles, causing consumers to lose up to $7 on every purchase.

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PCPC Warns California: Animal-Testing Bill Could Be Blow To State’s Economy

California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act does not properly account for the fact that cosmetic animal testing still is required in many instances under foreign and domestic regulations, posing conflicts that could shake out unfavorably for California’s economy, says PCPC head Lezlee Westine.

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