An In-Depth Look At The Personal Care Products Safety Act

Law360, New York (May 5, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT) -- Personal care products, which include cosmetics, are a large, profitable growth industry.[1] In the United States, cosmetics are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. In general, the FDA regulates cosmetics to ensure they are not adulterated[2] or misbranded.[3][4] However, the FDA does not currently have the authority to order cosmetic recalls. Manufacturers are also currently not legally required to disclose consumer-reported, cosmetic-associated adverse effects and manufacturer facility registration with the FDA is voluntary.

The Personal Care Products Safety Act

On April 20, 2015, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. and Susan Collins, R-Maine,...

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