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Commission Directive 2005/9/EC of 28 January 2005 amending Council Directive 76/768/EEC, concerning cosmetic products, for the purposes of adapting Annex VII thereto to technical progress (Text with EEA relevance)

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Commission Directive 2005/9/EC

of 28 January 2005

amending Council Directive 76/768/EEC, concerning cosmetic products, for the purposes of adapting Annex VII thereto to technical progress

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 76/768/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to cosmetic products(1), and in particular Article 8(2) thereof,

After consulting the Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-food Products intended for Consumers,

Whereas:

(1) Part 1 of Annex VII to Directive 76/768/EEC establishes a list of UV filters which cosmetic products may contain.

(2) The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-food Products intended for consumers is of the opinion that the use of benzoic acid, 2-[4-(diethylamino) -2-hydroxybenzoyl]-, hexylester up to 10 % in sunscreen products, alone or in combination with other UV absorbers, is safe. Consequently, benzoic acid, 2-[4-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxybenzoyl]-, hexylester should be included in Part 1 of Annex VII to Directive 76/768/EEC as reference number 28.

(3) Directive 76/768/EEC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4) The measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Cosmetic Products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

(1)

OJ L 262, 27.9.1976, p. 169. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2004/93/EC (OJ L 300, 25.9.2004, p. 13).

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