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The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008

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13.—(1) Where a cosmetic product other than soap is supplied in neither a container nor packaging, the particulars referred to in paragraph (1) shall appear on the container in which the product is exposed for supply or a notice in immediate proximity to that container.

(2) Where a cosmetic product has no packaging or it is impossible for practical reasons for the list of ingredients referred to in regulation 12(2) to appear on the packaging, the list shall appear on the container; and where a cosmetic product is supplied in neither a container nor packaging, the list shall appear on the container in which the product is exposed for supply or a notice in immediate proximity.

(3) Where it is impossible for practical reasons for the required particulars as to the conditions of use or list of ingredients to appear on the container and packaging an enclosed leaflet, label, tape or card must contain that information to which the consumer is referred either by abbreviated information or the symbol in Part 1 of Schedule 8 which—

(a)in the case of conditions of use must appear on the container and the packaging, and

(b)in the case of the list of ingredients, must appear on the packaging.

(4) Where it is impracticable, for reasons of size or shape, for the required particulars as to the conditions of use or list of ingredients to appear in an enclosed leaflet those particulars shall appear on a label, tag, tape or card which is enclosed or attached to the cosmetic product.

(5) In the case of soap, bath balls and other small products where it is impracticable, for reasons of size or shape, for the required information as to the ingredients to appear on a label, tag, tape or card or in an enclosed leaflet, those particulars shall appear on a notice in immediate proximity to the container in which the cosmetic product is exposed for sale.

(6) Where it is impossible for practical reasons for the batch number of manufacturer or the reference for identifying the goods to appear on the container and packaging because the cosmetic product is too small such information need only appear on the packaging.

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