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The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008

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Regulation 24

SCHEDULE 10SAMPLING AND TESTING

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Memorandum

1.  In this Schedule—

“Annex A” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 80/1335/EEC(1) as amended by Commission Directive No 87/143/EEC(2)

“Annex B” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 82/434/EEC(3) as amended by Commission Directive No 90/207/EEC(4)

“Annex C” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 83/514/EEC(5);“Annex D” means

the Annex to Commission Directive No 85/490/EEC(6);

“Annex E” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 93/73/EEC(7);

“Annex F” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 95/32/EC(8);

“Annex G” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 96/45/EC(9);

“purchase” means purchase for the purpose of carrying out a test.”

2.  An enforcement authority intending to purchase a cosmetic product shall purchase a sufficient laboratory sample, as defined in paragraph 2.3 of Part 1 of Annex A, for the purpose of Annex A; and, for the purposes of the definition of “total sample” in paragraph 2.2 of Part 1 of Annex A; samples shall be regarded as having the sample batch number if—

(a)the means of identifying the batch referred to in regulation 12(d) shows that they were manufactured in the same batch;

(b)in the case of a product not manufactured in a batch, the reference referred to in regulation 12(1)(d) shows that they are derived from the same unit of production; or

(c)in the case of a product which does not comply with the requirements of regulation 12(1)(d), the officer effecting the purchase has reasonable cause to believe that they were manufactured in the same batch or are derived from the same unit of production, as the case may be.

3.  The immediate container, if any, of a cosmetic product purchased by an enforcement authority shall not have been opened by, on behalf of or at the request of the enforcement authority before the purchase takes place and the container shall not thereafter be opened except in accordance with paragraph 5.3 of Part I of Annex A and paragraph 1.2 of Part II of Annex A.

4.  As soon as an enforcement authority has purchased a cosmetic product, the officer effecting the purchase shall—

(a)either—

(i)place a seal on the product’s container or outer packaging; or

(ii)place the product in a container and forthwith place a seal on that container, in such a way that the product’s immediate container cannot be opened or (in the case of a product which was not in a container when it was purchased) the product cannot be touched without (in either case) the seal being broken in such a manner that it would be apparent thereafter that it had been broken, and

(b)attach to the product a label indicating—

(i)the name of the product,

(ii)the date, time and place at which the product was purchased,

(iii)his own name, and

(iv)the name of the enforcement authority making the purchase.

5.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the provisions of Part 1 of Annex A, other than paragraphs 3.1, 3.2 and 4, and of Part II of Annex A, other than paragraph 1.4, shall be complied with in the sampling of cosmetic products and the laboratory preparation of test portions.

(2) Where, because of the way in which a cosmetic product is put up for sale, it is not practicable for Part II of Annex A to be complied with, it shall be prepared for testing in accordance with good analytical practice, and the person so preparing it shall record in writing the method of preparation which has been used.

6.—(1) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains a significant amount of free sodium hydroxide or free potassium hydroxide shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 4 of Part III of Annex A.

(2) Any test to determine the amount of free sodium hydroxide or free potassium hydroxide in a hair straightener product or a nail cuticle solvent product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 5 of Part III of Annex A.

(3) Any test to determine whether a hair-care product contains oxalic acid or any alkaline salt of oxalic acid or to determine the amount of such a substance in a hair-care product shall, subject to the limitation specified in the second sentence of paragraph 1 of Part IV of Annex A, be carried out in accordance with the said Part IV.

(4) Any test to determine the amount of chloroform in toothpaste shall, subject to the limitation specified in the second sentence of paragraph 1 of Part V of Annex A, be carried out in accordance with the said Part V.

(5) Any test to determine the amount of zinc chloride, zinc sulphate or zinc 4-hydroxybenzene- sulphonate by virtue of their zinc contents in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with Part VI of Annex A and Commission Directive 87/143/EEC(10), and shall take into account paragraph 11 of Part VII of Annex A.

(6) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contained in an aerosol dispenser or a cream, emulsion, lotion, gel or oil intended to be applied to the skin contains 4-hydroxybenzene-sulphonic acid, or to determine the amount of that acid in such a product, shall be carried out in accordance with Part VII of Annex A.

(7) Any test to determine whether a hair-care product contains persulphate, bromate or hydrogen peroxide shall be carried out in accordance with Part A of Part I of Annex B.

(8) Any test to determine whether a hair-care product contains barium peroxide shall be carried out in accordance with Part B of Part 1 of Annex B.

(9) Any test to determine the amount of hydrogen peroxide in a hair-care product shall be carried out in accordance with Part C of Part I of Annex B.

(10) Any test to determine whether a hair dye contains any of the oxidation colourants specified in paragraph 1 of Part II of Annex B, or to determine the amount of such a substance in a hair-dye, shall be carried out in accordance with the said Part II.

(11) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains nitrite, or to determine the amount of that substance in a cosmetic product, shall be carried out in accordance with Part III of Annex B.

(12) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains free formaldehyde, or to determine the amount of that substance in a cosmetic product, shall be carried out in accordance with Part IV of Annex B.

(13) Any test to determine the amount of resorcinol in a shampoo or hair lotion shall, subject to the limitation specified in the second sentence of paragraph 1 of Part V of Annex B, be carried out in accordance with the said Part V.

(14) Any test to determine the amount of methanol in relation to ethanol or propan-2-ol in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with Part VI of Annex B.

(15) Any test to determine the amount of dichloromethane or 1,1,1-trichloroethane in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 10 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Determination of dichloromethane and 1,1,1-trichloroethane”.

(16) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains quinolin-8-ol or bis(8-hydroxyquinolinium) sulphate, or to determine the amount of such a substance in a cosmetic product, shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 9 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of quinolin-8-ol-and bis(8-hydroxyquinolinium) sulphate”.

(17) Any test to determine the amount of ammonia in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 8 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Determination of ammonia”.

(18) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains nitromethane, or to determine the amount of that substance in a cosmetic product, shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 7 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of nitromethane”.

(19) Any test to determine whether a hair waving, hair straightening or depilatory product contains mercaptoacetic acid (thioglycolic acid), or to determine the amount of that substance in such a product, shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 6 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of mercaptoacetic acid in hair waving, hair straightening and depilatory products”.

(20) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains hexachlorophene (INN) shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 7 of Part A of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of hexachlorophene”.

(21) Any test to determine the amount of hexachlorophene (INN) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 9 of Part B of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of hexachlorophene”.

(22) Any test to determine the amount of tosylchloramide sodium (INN) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 9 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Quantitative determination of tosylchloramide sodium (INN) (chloramine-T)”.

(23) Any test to determine the total amount of fluorine in dental creams shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 8 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Determination of total fluorine in dental creams”.

(24) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains organomercury compounds shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 4 of Part A of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of organomercury compounds”.

(25) Any test to determine the amount of organomercury compounds in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 7 of Part B of that part of Annex C which is headed “Identification and determination of organomercury compounds”.

(26) Any test to determine the amount of alkali sulphides or alkaline earth sulphides in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 8 of that part of Annex C which is headed “Determination of alkali and alkaline earth sulphides”.

(27) Any test for the identification and determination of the amount of glycerol 1-(4-aminobenzoate) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of glycerol 1-(4-aminobenzoate)”.

(28) Any test to determine the amount of chlorobutanol (INN) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Determination of chlorobutanol”.

(29) Any test for the identification and determination of the amount of quinine in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of quinine”.

(30) Any test for the identification and determination of inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of inorganic sulphites and hydrogen sulphites”.

(31) Any test for the identification and determination of chlorates of the alkali metals in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of chlorates of the alkali metals”.

(32) Any test for the identification and determination of sodium iodate in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex D which is headed “Identification and determination of sodium iodate”.

(33) Any test for the identification and determination of silver nitrate in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Identification and determination of silver nitrate in cosmetic products”.

(34) Any test for the identification and determination of selenium disulphide in anti-dandruff shampoos shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Identification and determination of selenium disulphide in anti-dandruff shampoos”.

(35) Any test for the determination of soluble barium and soluble strontium in pigments in the form of salts or lakes shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Determination of soluble barium and strontium in pigments in the form of salts or lakes”.

(36) Any test for the identification and determination of benzyl alcohol in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Identification and determination of benzyl alcohol in cosmetic products”.

(37) Any test for the identification of zirconium and the determination of zirconium, aluminium and chlorine in non-aerosol anti-perspirants shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “identification of zirconium, and determination of zirconium, aluminium and chlorine in non-aerosol anti-perspirants”.

(38) Any test for the identification and determination of hexamidine, dibromohexamidine, dibromopropamidine and chlorhexidine in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex E which is headed “Identification and determination of hexamidine, dibromohexamidine, dibromopropamidine and chlorhexidine”.

(39) Any test for the identification and determination of benzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, sorbic acid, salicylic acid and propionic acid in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex F which is headed “Identification and determination of benzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, sorbic acid, salicylic acid and propionic acid in cosmetic products”.

(40) Any test for the identification and determination of hydroquinone, hydroquinone monomethyl ether, hydroquinone monoethyl ether and hydroquinone monobenzyl ether (monobenzone) in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with that part of Annex F which is headed “Identification and determination of hydroquinone, hydroquinone monomethyl ether, hydroquinone monoethyl ether and hydroquinone monobenzyl ether in cosmetic products”.

(41) Any test for the identification and determination of 2-phenoxyethanol, 1-phenoxypropan-2-ol, and methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl and benzyl 4-hydroxybenzoate in a cosmetic product shall be carried out in accordance with Annex G.

(1)

80/1335/EEC (O.J. No. L383, 31.12.1980 p.27-46).

(2)

87/143/EEC (O.J. No. L57, 27.2.1987, p.56).

(3)

82/434/EEC (O.J. No. L185, 30.6.1982, p.1-28).

(4)

90/207/EEC (O.J. No. L108, 28.4.1990 p.92-101).

(5)

83/514/EEC (O.J. No. L291, 24.10.1983, p.9-46).

(6)

85/490/EEC (O.J. No. L295, 7.11.1985, p.30-45).

(7)

93/73/EEC (O.J. No. L231, 14.9.1993).

(8)

95/32/EC (O.J. No. L178, 28.7.1995).

(9)

96/45/EC (O.J. No. L213, 22.8.1996 p.8).

(10)

87/143/EEC (O.J. No. L057, 27.02.1987 p.56).

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