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U.K.

Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 1478

Consumer Protection

The Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013

Made

17th June 2013

Laid before Parliament

19th June 2013

Coming into force

11th July 2013

The Secretary of State is a Minister designated F1 for the purposes of section 2(2) of, and paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to, the European Communities Act 1972 F2 in relation to consumer protection, protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes, market surveillance and marking indicating a package is in conformity with the requirements of EU legislation, indication of origin on imported goods, and in relation to, and for purposes ancillary to, the regulation of specifications, construction, placing on the market and use of articles, instruments, containers or other equipment intended for weighing, measuring or testing. These Regulations make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and it appears to the Secretary of State that it is expedient for certain references to provisions of Community instruments to be construed as references to those provisions as amended from time to time.

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of, as read with paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to, the European Communities Act 1972.

F21972 c. 68; Section 2(2) was amended by section 27 Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c. 51) and Schedule 1, Part 1 of the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c. 7). Paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by section 28 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c. 51) and amended by Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007/1388 Schedule 1 paragraph 1 (May 25, 2007 immediately after the end of the initial period as specified in 2006 c. 32 section 161(5)) and Schedule 1, Part 1 of the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c. 7).

PART 1 U.K.Introduction

Citation and CommencementU.K.

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

(2) They come into force on 11th July 2013.

InterpretationU.K.

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

2008 Regulations” means the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008 F3;

the EU Cosmetics Regulation” means Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast) F4, as amended from time to time;

enforcement authority” means—

(i)

in England and Wales and Scotland, the Secretary of State or a local weights and measures authority within the meaning of section 69 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985 F5; and

(ii)

in Northern Ireland, any district council;

officer”, in relation to an enforcement authority, means a person authorised in writing to assist the authority in carrying out its functions under or for the purposes of the enforcement of the EU Cosmetics Regulation and these Regulations;

RAMS” means Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93 F6.

(2) References to a notification made or information received under Directive 76/768/EEC F7 in the EU Cosmetics Regulation shall be understood to include notifications under regulation 17 and information collected or received under regulations 16 and 19 of the 2008 Regulations.

(3) Other expressions used in these Regulations which are used in the EU Cosmetics Regulation have the same meaning as in the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

F4OJ No L 342, 22.12.2009, p 59.

F6OJ No L 218, 13.08.2008, p 30.

F7OJ No L 262, 27.09.1976, p 169.

Revocation and savingsU.K.

3.—(1) The Regulations listed in Schedule 1 are revoked.

(2) Where the 2008 Regulations applied to any cosmetic product placed on the market before 11 July 2013—

(a)the 2008 Regulations shall continue to apply in relation to the enforcement of obligations that arose under the 2008 Regulations;

(b)obligations under the EU Cosmetics Regulation and regulation 5 of these Regulations which arise after the placing on the market of the Cosmetic Product apply.

Competent authorityU.K.

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary of State and the enforcement authority are the competent authorities for the purposes of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

(2) The following are not a competent authority for the purposes of Articles 23(2), 23(3) and 23(4) (Communication of serious undesirable effects), 25(4), 25(5) subparagraph 2, and 25(6) (non-compliance by the responsible person), 27(2) (safeguard clause) and 38 (repeal and retention of information) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation—

(a)in England and Wales and Scotland, a local weights and measures authority within the meaning of section 69 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985; and

(b)in Northern Ireland, any district council.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), the Secretary of State may from time to time authorise such person as the Secretary of State thinks fit to be a United Kingdom competent authority, or to perform certain functions of a competent authority, in addition to or in substitution for the Secretary of State.

LabellingU.K.

5.—(1) Where cosmetic products are not pre-packaged, or are packaged at the point of sale at the purchaser's request, information required to be provided in accordance with Article 19(1) (which provides for labelling) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation must appear on the container in which the product is exposed for supply or on a notice in immediate proximity to that container;

(2) Where cosmetic products are pre-packaged for immediate sale, the information required to be provided in accordance with Article 19(1) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation must appear on an attached label, tag, tape or card, or in an enclosed leaflet. Where this is impossible for practical reasons this information must appear on a notice in immediate proximity to the container in which the cosmetic product is exposed for sale.

(3) A responsible person must not make a cosmetic product available on the market unless the information required by paragraphs (1)(b) to (d), (1)(f) and (2) to (4) of Article 19 of the EU Cosmetics Regulation is provided in English, whether or not it is also in another language.

PART 2 U.K.Offences, Penalties and Enforcement

Enforcement authoritiesU.K.

6.—(1) It is the duty of the enforcement authority to enforce the EU Cosmetics Regulation and these Regulations, and carry out market surveillance activities under Article 22 (in-market control) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

(2) An enforcement authority in England or Wales shall have the power to investigate and prosecute an alleged contravention of any obligations imposed by the EU Cosmetics Regulation and these Regulations which was committed outside its area in any part of England and Wales.

(3) An enforcement authority in Northern Ireland shall have the power to investigate and prosecute an alleged contravention of any obligations imposed by the EU Cosmetics Regulation and these Regulations which was committed outside its area in any part of Northern Ireland.

(4) An enforcement authority in Scotland shall have the power to investigate an alleged contravention of any obligations imposed by the EU Cosmetics Regulation and these Regulations which was committed outside its area in any part of Scotland.

(5) Nothing in these Regulations authorises an enforcement authority or competent authority to bring proceedings in Scotland for an offence.

Market surveillance and enforcement powersU.K.

7.—(1) In order to fulfil its obligations under Article 22 (in-market control) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation, or where it considers that there may be a breach of the EU Cosmetics Regulation or these Regulations, the enforcement authority may—

(a)exercise its powers as a competent authority under the EU Cosmetics Regulation F8...;

(b)exercise the powers set out in RAMS to the extent they apply to cosmetic products.

(2) Schedule 3 (providing for the performance of sampling and testing of goods seized or purchased under Schedule 2) has effect.

Notice of requests made and measures required under Articles 25, 26 and 27 of the EU Cosmetics RegulationsU.K.

8.—(1) An enforcement authority must provide written notice when requiring measures to be taken under Articles 25 (non-compliance by the responsible person), 26 (non-compliance by distributors) and 27 (safeguard clause) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

(2) The notice referred to in paragraph (1) must meet the requirements set out in Article 28 of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

(3) A request made by an enforcement authority under Article 5(3) (obligations of responsible persons) or Article 6(5) (obligations of distributors) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation must be in writing.

(4) Any notice may be served by:

(a)delivering it to the person in person;

(b)leaving it at the person's proper address or;

(c)sending it by post or electronic means to that person's proper address.

(5) In the case of a body corporate, a document may be served on a director of that body.

(6) In the case of a partnership, a document may be served on a partner or a person having control or management of the partnership business.

(7) For the purposes of this regulations, “proper address” means—

(a)in the case of a body corporate or its director—

(i)the registered or principal office of that body; or

(ii)the email address of the secretary or clerk of that body;

(b)in the case of a partnership, including a Scottish partnership, a partner or person having control or management of the partnership business—

(i)the principal office of the partnership; or

(ii)the email address of a partner or a person having that control or management;

(c)in any other case, a person's last known address, which includes an email address.

(8) If a person has specified an address in the United Kingdom (other than that person's proper address) at which that person or someone on that person's behalf will accept service, that address must also be treated as that person's proper address.

Authorisation of provisional measures taken under Article 27U.K.

9.  Where an enforcement authority ascertains, or has reasonable grounds for concern, that a cosmetic product presents or could present a serious risk to human health in accordance with Article 27 (safeguard clause) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation, it must obtain authorisation from the Secretary of State prior to taking provisional measures under Article 27.

Notification to the Secretary of State of enforcement action etcU.K.

10.  An enforcement authority that is not the Secretary of State must immediately notify the Secretary of State of any action taken by it, finding made or other opinion formed by it, or other matter within its knowledge, which is required by the EU Cosmetics Regulation to be notified to the Commission or the other member States.

Contents of authorisation request or notification to the Secretary of StateU.K.

11.  A request for authorisation under regulation 9 or a notification under regulation 10 must be in writing and must provide at least the following information—

(a)information enabling the cosmetic product to be identified;

(b)a description of the risk involved, including a summary of the results of any test or analysis and of their conclusions which are relevant to assessing the level of risk;

(c)the nature and the duration of the measures or action taken or decided on, or proposed, if applicable;

(d)information on supply chains and distribution of the product, in particular on destination countries.

OffencesU.K.

12.—(1) It is an offence for a person to contravene a provision of the EU Cosmetics Regulation set out in Schedule 4.

(2) It is an offence—

(a)intentionally to obstruct any person acting in the execution or enforcement of the EU Cosmetics Regulation;

(b)without reasonable cause, to fail to give to any such person any assistance or information which that person may reasonably require for those purposes;

(c)knowingly or recklessly to furnish to any such person any information knowing it to be false or misleading in a material particular; or

(d)to fail to produce a document or record to any such person when required to do so.

(3) It is an offence to fail to comply with any of the requirements made by the enforcement authority acting under Articles 25 (non-compliance by the responsible person), 26 (non-compliance by distributors) or 27 (safeguard clause) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

(4) Proceedings must not be commenced against a responsible person or a distributor under paragraph (1) where—

(a)an enforcement authority has required the responsible person or the distributor to take measures under Articles 25(1) or 26 of the EU Cosmetics Regulation in terms of the non-compliance; and

(b)any time period for compliance specified by the enforcement authority in the notice served under regulation 8 when requesting those measures has not expired.

PenaltiesU.K.

13.—(1) A person guilty of an offence under regulation 12(1) by breaching Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, or 23 of the EU Cosmetics Regulation shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to imprisonment not exceeding three months, or to both;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding £20,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding twelve months, or to both.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under regulation 12(1) by breaching a requirement of Articles 11, 13, 16, 21 or 24 of the EU Cosmetics Regulation, shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to imprisonment not exceeding three months, or to both.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under regulation 12(2) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(4) A person guilty of an offence under regulation 12(3) shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to imprisonment not exceeding three months, or to both;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding £20,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding twelve months, or to both.

Appeal rightsU.K.

14.—(1) An application for an order to vary or set aside the notice issued by an enforcement authority under regulation 8 or RAMS may be made by a responsible person, distributor, or other person having an interest in the product in respect of which the notice is issued.

(2) An application must be made before the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the enforcement authority's notice was served on the responsible person or distributor.

(3) The appropriate court (as determined in accordance with regulation 16 may only make an order setting aside the measures if satisfied—

(a)that no contravention of the EU Cosmetics Regulation has occurred; or

(b)that the measures required were not proportionate to the breach of the EU Cosmetics Regulation or these Regulations.

(4) On an application to vary the terms of the notice, the appropriate court may vary the terms of the notice as it considers appropriate.

15.—(1) Any person having an interest in any cosmetic product which is for the time being detained under paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 by an enforcement authority or by an officer of such an authority may apply for an order requiring the goods to be released to him or to another person.

(2) On an application under this section to the appropriate court (as determined in accordance with regulation 16), an order requiring goods to be released shall be made only if the court is satisfied—

(a)that proceedings—

(i)for an offence in respect of a contravention of any provision of the EU Cosmetics Regulation or these Regulations; or

(ii)for the forfeiture of the goods under regulation 20 or 21,

have not been brought or, having been brought, have been concluded without the goods being forfeited; and

(b)where no such proceedings have been brought, that more than six months have elapsed since the goods were seized.

Appropriate court for appeals against notices etc and further appealsU.K.

16.—(1) In England and Wales or Northern Ireland the appropriate court for the purposes of regulations 14 and 15 is—

(a)the court in which proceedings have been brought for an offence under regulations 12(1) or (3);

(b)the court in which forfeiture proceedings have been brought under regulations 20 or 21; or

(c)in any other case a magistrates' court in England and Wales or Northern Ireland.

(2) In Scotland—

(a)an application under regulations 14 and 15 may be made by summary application to the sheriff; and

(b)the sheriff is the appropriate court for the purposes of regulations 14 and 15.

(3) A person aggrieved by an order made by a magistrates' court in England, Wales or Northern Ireland F9 pursuant to an application under regulations 14 or 15 , or by a decision of such a court not to make such an order, may appeal against that order or decision—

(a)in England and Wales, to the Crown Court;

(b)in Northern Ireland, to the county court.

F9In Scotland the making of, or refusal to make, an order by a sheriff is subject to appeal in accordance with sections 27 and 28 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907 (c.51), as amended.

Compensation for seizure and detention etcU.K.

17.—(1) Where an enforcement authority takes, or requires a responsible person or distributor to take, certain measures in accordance with Articles 25 (Non-compliance by the responsible person), 26 (Non-compliance by distributors) or 27 (Safeguard clause) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation, or RAMS, the authority shall be liable to pay compensation to any person having an interest in the goods in respect of any loss or damage caused by reason of the taking of those measures if—

(a)no contravention of the EU Cosmetics Regulation has occurred or is likely to occur; and

(b)the exercise of the power is not attributable to any neglect or default by that person.

(2) Where an officer of an enforcement authority exercises any power under paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to seize and detain goods the enforcement authority shall be liable to pay compensation to any person having an interest in the goods in respect of any loss or damage caused by reason of the taking of those measures if—

(a)no contravention of the EU Cosmetics Regulation has occurred or is likely to occur; and

(b)the exercise of the power is not attributable to any neglect or default by that person.

(3) Any disputed question as to the right to or the amount of any compensation payable under this section shall be determined by arbitration or, in Scotland, by a single arbiter appointed, failing agreement between the parties, by the sheriff.

Remediation ordersU.K.

18.—(1) This regulation applies where a person commits an offence under these Regulations in respect of a matter which appears to the court to be a matter which it is in the person's power to remedy.

(2) The court may specify in an order (“a remediation order”)—

(a)the steps that the person must take to remedy any of the matters for which that person has been convicted; and

(b)the period within which those steps must be taken.

(3) The court may, at its discretion, extend a period specified in a remediation order if an application is made to the court within that period.

(4) If a person is ordered to remedy a matter, that person is not liable under regulation 12 (Offences) in respect of that matter during the period or the extended period.

(5) A remediation order may be made in addition to, or instead of, any penalty.

Recovery of expenses of enforcementU.K.

19.—(1) — This regulation applies—

(a)where a person commits an offence under regulation 12 (Offences);

(b)where a court or sheriff makes an order under regulations 20 or 21 (forfeiture).

(2) The court or sheriff may (in addition to any other order it may make as to costs or expenses) order the person to reimburse the enforcement authority for any expenditure which the authority has reasonably incurred in connection with—

(a)investigating the offence, including in purchasing or in testing or examining any cosmetic products in respect of which the offence was committed; or

(b)taking action in accordance with Articles 25(5) and 27 of the EU Cosmetics Regulations, or RAMS.

Forfeiture: England, Wales and Northern IrelandU.K.

20.—(1) An enforcement authority in England and Wales or Northern Ireland may apply for an order for the forfeiture of any cosmetic product on the grounds that a breach of Article 3 (Safety) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation (“Article 3”) has occurred.

(2) An application under this regulation may be made to a magistrates' court—

(a)where proceedings have been brought in that court in respect of an offence in relation to the cosmetic product under regulation 12;

(b)where an application with respect to the cosmetic product has been made to that court under regulations 14 or 15; or

(c)by way of complaint, where no application for the forfeiture of the cosmetic product has been made under sub-paragraph (a) or (b).

(3) On an application under this regulation the court may make an order for the forfeiture of the cosmetic product only if satisfied that a breach of Article 3 has occurred.

(4) A court may infer for the purposes of this regulation that a cosmetic product is in breach of Article 3 in relation to any cosmetic product if satisfied that a breach of Article 3 has occurred in relation to a cosmetic product which is representative of that cosmetic product (whether by reason of its being part of the same batch or otherwise).

(5) Any person aggrieved by an order made under this regulation by a magistrates' court, or by a decision of such court not to make such an order, may appeal against that order or decision—

(a)in England and Wales, to the Crown Court;

(b)in Northern Ireland, to the county court,

and an order so made may contain such provision as appears to the court to be appropriate for delaying the coming into force of an order pending the making and determination of any appeal (including any application under section 111 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 F10, or Article 146 of the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 F11 (statement of case)).

(6) Where any cosmetic product is forfeited under this regulation it shall be destroyed in accordance with such directions as the court may give.

Forfeiture: ScotlandU.K.

21.—(1) In Scotland a sheriff may make an order for the forfeiture of any cosmetic product on the grounds that a breach of Article 3 (Safety) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation (“Article 3”) has occurred—

(a)on an application by the procurator-fiscal made in the manner specified in section 134 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 F12 (“the 1995 Act”); or

(b)where a person is convicted of any offence in respect of any such contravention, in addition to any other penalty which the sheriff may impose.

(2) The procurator-fiscal making an application under paragraph (1)(a) shall serve on any person appearing to the procurator-fiscal to be the owner of, or otherwise to have an interest in, cosmetic products to which the application relates a copy of the application, together with a notice giving that person the opportunity to appear at the hearing of the application to show cause why the cosmetic product should not be forfeited.

(3) Service under paragraph (2) shall be carried out, and such service may be proved, in the manner specified for citation of an accused in summary proceedings under the 1995 Act.

(4) Any person upon whom a notice is served under paragraph (2) and any other person claiming to be the owner of, or otherwise to have an interest in, the cosmetic product to which an application under this regulation relates shall be entitled to appear at the hearing of the application to show cause why the cosmetic product should not be forfeited.

(5) The sheriff shall not make an order following an application under paragraph (1)(a)—

(a)if any person on whom notice is served under paragraph (2) does not appear, unless service of the notice on that person is proved; or

(b)if no notice under paragraph (2) has been served, unless the court is satisfied that in the circumstances it was reasonable not to serve notice on any person.

(6) The sheriff may make an order under this regulation only if satisfied that a breach of Article 3 has occurred in relation to the cosmetic product.

(7) The sheriff may infer for the purposes of this regulation that a breach of Article 3 has occurred in relation to any cosmetic product if satisfied that a breach of Article 3 has occurred in relation to a cosmetic product which is representative of that cosmetic product (whether by reason of being of the same batch or otherwise).

(8) Where an order for the forfeiture of any cosmetic product is made following an application by the procurator-fiscal under paragraph (1)(a), any person who appeared, or was entitled to appear, to show cause why it should not be forfeited may, within twenty-one days of the making of the order, appeal to the High Court by Bill of Suspension on the ground of an alleged miscarriage of justice; and section 182(5)(a) to (e) of the 1995 Act shall apply to an appeal under this paragraph as it applies to a stated case under Part 10 of that Act.

(9) An order following an application under paragraph (1)(a) shall not take effect—

(a)until the end of the period of twenty-one days beginning with the day after the day on which the order is made; or

(b)if an appeal is made under paragraph (8) within that period, until the appeal is determined or abandoned.

(10) An order under paragraph (1)(b) shall not take effect—

(a)until the end of the period within which an appeal against the order could be brought under the 1995 Act; or

(b)if an appeal is made within that period, until the appeal is determined or abandoned.

(11) A cosmetic product forfeited under this regulation shall be destroyed in accordance with such directions as the sheriff may give.

Time Limit for prosecution of offencesU.K.

22.—(1) In England and Wales an information relating to an offence that is triable by a magistrates' court may be so tried if it is laid within twelve months after the date on which evidence sufficient in the opinion of the prosecutor to justify the proceedings comes to the knowledge of the prosecutor.

(2) In Scotland

(a)summary proceedings for an offence may only be commenced before the end of twelve months from the date on which evidence sufficient in the Lord Advocate's opinion to justify the proceedings came to the Lord Advocate's knowledge, and

(b)section 136(3) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (time limit for certain offences) applies for the purpose of this paragraph as it applies for the purpose of that section.

(3) In Northern Ireland summary proceedings for an offence may be instituted within twelve months after the date on which evidence sufficient in the opinion of the prosecutor to justify proceedings comes to the knowledge of the prosecutor.

(4) No proceedings are to be brought more than three years after the commission of the offence.

(5) For the purposes of this regulation a certificate of the prosecutor (or in Scotland, the Lord Advocate) as to the date on which such evidence as is referred to above came to their notice is conclusive evidence.

Defence of due diligenceU.K.

23.—(1) In proceedings for an offence under these Regulations, it is a defence for a person to show that they took all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to avoid committing the offence.

(2) A person is not, without the leave of the court, entitled to rely on the defence if it involves an allegation that the commission of the offence was due—

(a)to the act or default of another; or

(b)to reliance on information supplied by another;

unless, not less than seven clear days before the hearing of the proceedings (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland), or the trial diet (in Scotland), the person has served a notice on the person bringing the proceedings.

(3) The notice must give the information in the possession of the person (“A”) serving the notice which identifies or assists in identifying the person (“B”) who—

(a)committed the act or default; or

(b)supplied the information which was relied on.

(4) A may not rely on the defence by reason of reliance on information supplied by B, unless A shows that it was reasonable in all the circumstances to have relied on the information, having regard in particular—

(a)to the steps that A took and those which might reasonably have been taken for the purpose of verifying the information; and

(b)to whether A had any reason to disbelieve the information.

Liability of persons other than the principal offenderU.K.

24.—(1) Where the commission by a person of an offence under these Regulations is due to anything which another person did or failed to do in the course of a business, that other person is guilty of the offence and may be proceeded against and punished, whether or not proceedings are taken against the first person.

(2) Where an offence under these Regulations is committed by a body corporate and it is proved that the offence was committed—

(a)with the consent or connivance of a relevant person; or

(b)as a result of the negligence of a relevant person,

that person, as well as the body corporate, is guilty of the offence.

(3) A “relevant person” means—

(a)a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate;

(b)in relation to a body corporate managed by its members, a member of that body performing managerial functions;

(c)in relation to a partnership, a partner;

(d)a person purporting to act as a person described in (a), (b) or (c).

PART 3 U.K.Miscellaneous

Consequential AmendmentsU.K.

25.  Schedule 5 has effect.

ReviewU.K.

26.—(1) The Secretary of State must from time to time—

(a)carry out a review of these Regulations,

(b)set out the conclusions of the review in a report, and

(c)publish the report.

(2) In carrying out the review the Secretary of State must, so far as is reasonable, have regard to how the EU Cosmetics Regulation (which is enforced and supplemented by means of these Regulations) is executed and enforced in other member States.

(3) The report must in particular—

(a)set out the objectives intended to be achieved by the regulatory system established by these Regulations,

(b)assess the extent to which those objectives are achieved, and

(c)assess whether those objectives remain appropriate and, if so, the extent to which they could be achieved with a system that imposes less regulation.

(4) The first report under this regulation must be published before the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which these Regulations come into force.

(5) Reports under this regulation are afterwards to be published at intervals not exceeding five years.

Jo Swinson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Regulation 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1U.K.Regulations Revoked

Regulation revokedReference:
Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008S.I. 2008/1284
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2008S.I. 2008/2173
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008S.I. 2008/2566
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2009S.I. 2009/796
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2009S.I. 2009/1346
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2009S.I. 2009/2562
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2009S.I. 2009/3367
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2010S.I. 2010/1150
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2010S.I. 2010/1927
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2011S.I. 2011/3037
The Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2012S.I. 2012/2263

Regulation 7(1)(a)

F13SCHEDULE 2U.K.Testing, powers of entry etc and warrants

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Regulation 7(2)

SCHEDULE 3U.K.Sampling and Testing

1.  In this Schedule—U.K.

Annex A” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 80/1335/EEC F14 as amended by Commission Directive No 87/143/EEC F15;

Annex B” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 82/434/EEC F16 as amended by Commission Directive No 90/207/EEC F17;

Annex C” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 83/514/EEC F18;

Annex D” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 85/490/EEC F19;

Annex E” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 93/73/EEC F20;

Annex F” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 95/32/EC F21;

Annex G” means the Annex to Commission Directive No 96/45/EC F22;

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

F14OJ No L 383, 31.12.80, p 27–46.

F15OJ No L 57, 27.2.87, p 56.

F16O.J. No L 185, 30.6.82, p 27–46.

F17OJ L 108, 28.4.90, p 1–28.

F18OJ No L 291, 24.10.83, p 9–46.

F19OJ No L 295, 7.11.85, p 30–45.

F20OJ No L 231, 14.9.93.

F21OJ No L 178, 28.7.95.

F22OJ No L 213, 22.8.96, p 8.

2.  An enforcement authority intending to purchase a cosmetic product must 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—U.K.

(a)the means of identifying the batch referred to in Article 19(1)(e) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation 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 Article 19(1)(e) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation 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 Article 19(1)(e) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation, 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 must not be opened by, on behalf of or at the request of the enforcement authority before the purchase takes place and the container must 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.U.K.

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

(a)either—

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

(ii)place the product in a container and immediately 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)the name of the officer, 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, must be complied with in the sampling of cosmetic products and the laboratory preparation of test portions.U.K.

(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 must be prepared for testing in accordance with good analytical practice, and the person so preparing it must 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 must be carried out in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 4 of Part III of Annex A.U.K.

(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 must 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 must, 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 must, 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 must be carried out in accordance with Part VI of Annex A and Commission Directive 87/143/EEC F23, and must 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, must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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, must 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, must 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, must 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 must, 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 must 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 must 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, must 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 must 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, must 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, must 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) must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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 must 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”.

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 must be carried out in accordance with Annex G.

F23OJ No L 057, 27.02.87, p 56.

Regulation 12(1)

SCHEDULE 4U.K.Offences for Breach for the EU Cosmetics Regulation

Provision of the EU Cosmetics RegulationSubject Matter
Article 3Safety
Article 5Obligations of responsible persons
Article 6Obligations of distributors
Article 7Identification within the supply chain
Article 10Safety assessment
Article 11Requirements for the product information file
Article 13Notification requirements
Article 14Restrictions for substances listed in the Annexes
Article 15Substances classified as CMR substances
Article 16Notification requirements in relation to nanomaterials
Article 18Animal testing requirements
Article 19Labelling requirements
Article 20Requirements relating to product claims
Article 21Access to information for the public
Article 23Communication of serious undesirable effects
Article 24Information requirements on substances

Regulation 25

SCHEDULE 5U.K.Consequential Amendments

Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981U.K.

1.  Part 5 of Schedule 6 to the Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 F24 is repealed.

F24S.I. 1981/231 (NI 10), amended by S.R. (NI) 1994 No 319; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

2.  In paragraph 3 of Part 6 of Schedule 6 to the Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981—U.K.

(a)omit “as defined in paragraph 1 of Part V”;

(b)the existing provision becomes sub-paragraph (1);

(c)at the end insert—

(2) Cosmetic product” has the same meaning as in Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time.

Weights and Measures Act 1985U.K.

3.  Part 5 of Schedule 6 to the Weights and Measures Act 1985 F25 is repealed.

F251985 c. 72; amended by S.I. 1994/1884; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

4.  In paragraph 16A of Schedule 6 to the Weights and Measures Act 1985—U.K.

(a)omit “as defined in paragraph 15 above”;

(b)the existing provision becomes sub-paragraph (1);

(c)at the end insert—

(2) Cosmetic product” has the same meaning as in Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time.

Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986U.K.

5.  In regulation 3(2)(b)(iv) of the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 F26 for “the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1984” substitute “ Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time. ”

F26S.I. 1986/1510, amended by S.I. 1997/188; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

Control of Pesticides Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987U.K.

6.  In regulation 3(2)(b)(iv) of the Control of Pesticides Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987 F27 for “the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1984” substitute “ Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time. ”

F27S.R. (NI) 1987 No 414; amended by S.R. NI 1997 No 469; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987U.K.

7.  In regulation 3(3)(c) of the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 F28 for “regulation 4(1) of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1984” substitute “ Article 2(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time ”.

F28S.I. 1987/37, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991U.K.

8.  In regulation 3(3)(c) of the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991 F29 for “regulation 4(1) of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1984” substitute “ Article 2(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time ”.

F29S.R. (NI) 1991 No 509, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

Patents (Licences of Right) (Exception of Pesticidal Use) Order 1989U.K.

9.  In article 2(2)(bb) of the Patents (Licences of Right) (Exception of Pesticidal Use) Order 1989 F30 for “the Cosmetics Products (Safety) Regulations 1984” substitute “ Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time ”.

F30S.I. 1989/1202, as amended by SI 1990/2487.

Water Protection Zone (River Dee Catchment) Designation Order 1999U.K.

10.  In article 2(1) of the Water Protection Zone (River Dee Catchment) Designation Order 1999 F31 for “Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1996” from sub-paragraph (g) of the definition of “controlled substance” and substitute “Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time”.

F31S.I. 1999/915, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

Biocidal Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001U.K.

11.  In Schedule 2 of the Biocidal Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 F32

(a)omit “the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1996”;

(b)insert “ Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time ” in the appropriate place.

F32S.R (NI) 2001 No 422.

Biocidal Products Regulations 2001U.K.

12.  In Schedule 2 of the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001 F33

(a)omit “the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1996”;

(b)insert “ Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time ” in the appropriate place.

F33S.I. 2001/880, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002U.K.

13.  In the definition of “cosmetic product” in Schedule 2 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 F34 for “regulation 2(1) of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1996” substitute “ Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast) as amended from time to time ”.

F34S.I. 2002/2677, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003U.K.

14.  In the definition of “cosmetic product” in Schedule 2 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 F35 for “regulation 2(1) of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1996” substitute “ Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast) as amended from time to time ”.

F35S.R. (NI) 2003 No 34, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

Good Laboratory Practice (Codification Amendments Etc.) Regulations 2004U.K.

15.  Omit regulation 4 of the Good Laboratory Practice (Codification Amendments Etc.) Regulations 2004 F36.

Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 9 Restrictions on Disclosure of Information) (Specification) Order 2004U.K.

16.  At the end of Schedule 1 to the Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 9 Restrictions on Disclosure of Information) (Specification) Order 2004 F37 insert “ The Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 ”.

F37S.I. 2004/693, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006U.K.

17.  The Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006 F38 are amended as follows—

(a)in the definition of “cosmetic product” in regulation 2, for “regulation 3 of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2004” substitute “ Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast) as amended from time to time ”;

(b)in regulation 5(7) for “regulation 7(2)(a) of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2004 requires a package to be marked with information about the manufacturer or supplier established in a member State” substitute “ Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time, requires a package to bear information about the responsible person, as defined in Article 4 of that Regulation ”;

(c)in regulation 6(6) for “regulation 7(2)(a) of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2004 requires an outer container to be marked with information about the manufacturer or supplier established in a member State” substitute “ Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast) as amended from time to time, requires an outer container to bear information about the responsible person, as defined in Article 4 of that Regulation ”.

Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007U.K.

18.  The Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007 F39, is amended as follows.

F39S.I. 2007/3544, amended by S.I. 2009/2981; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

19.  In Part 3 of Schedule 1, under the heading “Consumer and business protection”—U.K.

(a)omit “Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008”;

(b)insert “ the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 ” at the appropriate place.

20.  In Part 8 of Schedule 1—U.K.

(a)omit “Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008”;

(b)insert “ the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 ” in the appropriate place.

21.  In Part 13 of Schedule 1—U.K.

(a)omit “Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008”;

(b)insert “ the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 ” in the appropriate place.

Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009U.K.

22.  In regulation 3(2)(f) of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 F40 for “the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008” substitute “ Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time ”.

F40S.R. (NI) 2009 No 238, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

Explosives (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009U.K.

23.  In regulation 3(2)(f) of the Explosives (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 F41 for “the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008” substitute “ Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time ”.

F41S.R. (NI) 2009 No 273.

Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement (Regulatory Functions in Scotland and Northern Ireland) Order 2009U.K.

24.  The Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement (Regulatory Functions in Scotland and Northern Ireland) Order 2009 F42 is amended as follows.

25.  In Part 4 of Schedule 1 paragraph 1—U.K.

(a)omit “Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008”;

(b)insert “ Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2012 ” in the appropriate place;

26.  In Part 2 of Schedule 2, paragraph 1—U.K.

(a)omit “Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008”

(b)insert “ Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2012 ” in the appropriate place.

Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009U.K.

27.  In regulation 3(2)(f) of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 F43 for “the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008” substitute “ Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast), as amended from time to time ”.

Pharmacy Order 2010U.K.

28.  In Schedule 4, Part 2, of the Pharmacy Order 2010 F44 omit paragraph 65.

Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011U.K.

29.  The Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 F45 are amended as follows—

(a)in Regulation 2 in the definition of “cosmetic product” for “regulation 3 of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008” substitute “ Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast) as amended from time to time ”;

(b)in Regulation 5(7) for “Where regulation 12(1)(a) of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008 requires a package to be marked with information about the manufacturer or supplier established in a member State” substitute “ Where Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast) F46 requires a package to bear information about the responsible person, as defined in Article 4 of that Regulation ”;

(c)in Regulation 6(6) for “Where regulation 12(1)(a) of the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008 requires an outer container to be marked with information about the manufacturer or supplier established in a member State” substitute “ Where Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (recast) F47 requires a container to bear information about the responsible person, as defined in Article 4 of that Regulation ”.

F45S.R. (NI) 2011 No 331.

F46OJ No L 342, 22.12.2009, p.59.

F47OJ No L 342, 22.12.2009, p.59.

Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011U.K.

30.  In Schedule 2 of Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011 F48 omit paragraph 16.

Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2011U.K.

31.  In Schedule 2 of Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2011 F49 omit paragraph 15.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations provide for the enforcement of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament of the Council of 20 November 2009 on cosmetic products (recast) (OJ No L 342, 22.12.2009 p 59) (the “EU Cosmetics Regulation”).

The EU Cosmetics Regulation repeals and replaces Council Directive 76/768/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to cosmetic products (OJ No L 262, 27.09.1976 p 169) (as amended), which was implemented in the United Kingdom by the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1284) (as amended). These Regulations revoke S.I. 2008/1284 (regulation 3, Schedule 1).

Regulation 4 identifies the Secretary of State and the enforcement authority (as defined in regulation 2) as the competent authorities for the purposes of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

Regulation 5 contains additional requirements for labelling goods that are required to be created under Article 19 of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

Part 2 sets out offences, penalties and enforcement. Regulations 6 and 7 impose duties on the enforcement authorities to enforce the regulations, and give them the necessary powers. Regulation 8 provides for how notices of requirements and requests should be given. Regulation 9 requires enforcement authorities to get authorisation from the Secretary of State before taking provisional measures under Article 27 (Safeguard clause) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation. Article 27 applies in relation to cosmetic products that comply with the Articles listed in Article 25(1) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, but the competent authority has reasonable grounds for concern that a product could present a serious risk to human health. Regulation 10 requires enforcement authorities to notify the Secretary of State of information which is required to be notified to the Commission or to other member States. Regulation 11 sets out what information must be provided to the Secretary of State when requesting authorisation of provisional measures or providing notification under regulations 9 and 10.

Regulation 12 sets out offences under these Regulations, and regulation 13 contains penalties. Regulations 14 to 17 relate to appeals and compensation. Regulations 18 and 19 enable the court to order someone to remedy a matter or reimburse the enforcement authority for expenses of enforcement. Regulations 20 and 21 enable orders for the forfeiture of goods to be made. Regulations 22 to 24 set out time limits for prosecution, defences and liability of persons other than the principal offender.

Part 3 deals with consequential amendments (which are set out in Schedule 5) and review provisions. Regulation 26 requires the Secretary of State to review the operation and effect of these Regulations and publish a report within five years after they come into force and within every five years after that. Following a review it will fall to the Secretary of State to consider whether the Regulations should remain as they are, or be revoked or be amended. A further instrument would be needed to revoke the Regulations or to amend them.

Schedule 1 lists the Regulations revoked by this regulation.

Schedule 2 contains provisions relating to testing cosmetic products, powers to enter premises, powers to inspect, seize and detain cosmetic products etc, and warrants.

Schedule 3 re-enacts Schedule 10 of S.I. 2008/1284. It continues the implementation of Commission Directive No 80/1335/EEC, as amended by Commission Directive No 87/143/EEC; Commission Directive No 82/434/EEC as amended by Commission Directive No 90/207/EEC; Commission Directive No 83/514/EEC; Commission Directive No 85/490/EEC; Commission Directive No 93/73/EEC; Commission Directive No 95/32/EC; and Commission Directive No 96/45/EC.

Schedule 4 identifies which provisions of Regulation 1223/2009 will result in a criminal offence if breached.

Schedule 5 contains consequential amendments to other legislation.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has a negligible impact on the costs of business.

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