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The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008

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10.—(1) No person shall supply a cosmetic product where, in order that the cosmetic product, or an ingredient or combination of ingredients might meet a requirement of these Regulations or the Directive

(a)the final formulation, or

(b)an ingredient or combination of ingredients contained in the cosmetic product

has been tested on an animal using a method other than an alternative method.

(2) No person shall test any ingredient or combination of ingredients on an animal in order to meet a requirement of these Regulations or the Directive using a method other than an alternative method.

(3) Paragraph (1) applies only—

(a)where an alternative method is listed—

(i)in the Commission Regulation on test methods as specified in Article 13(2) of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals(1);

(ii)in Annex IX to the Directive;

(b)after 11th March 2013 in respect of tests concerning repeated dose toxicity, reproductive toxicity and toxicokinetics;

(c)after 11th March 2009 in respect of all other tests.

(4) Paragraph (2) applies only—

(a)where an alternative method is listed—

(i)in the Commission Regulations on test methods as specified in Article 13(2) of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006;

(ii)in Annex IX to the Directive;

(b)after 11th March 2009 in respect of all other tests.

(5) References in paragraphs (3) and (4) to the Commission Regulation on test methods and to Annex IX to the Directive are to that Regulation and Annex as amended from time to time.

(1)

OJ No L 396, 30.12.2006, p1.

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