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Regulation 2020/1683: New updates of Annexes II and III to the Cosmetic Regulations for hair dyes

Règlement 2020/1683 : Nouvelles actualisations des Annexes II et III du Règlement Cosmétiques pour les teintures capillaires

Regulation 2020/1683, dated of 12 November 2020, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 13 November 2020, amends Annexes II (Prohibited substances) and III (Restricted substances) to Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 to ban three hair dye ingredients and introduce restrictions on the use of seven others.

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Article updated on 26 November 2011, following the corrigendum published in the Official Journal of the European Union - L 397/30, amending the serial numbers of the new entries in Annex III

The whereas of Regulation 2020/1683

  1. Following the publication of a scientific study in 2001, entitled ‘Use of permanent hair dyes and bladder cancer risk’, the Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers, subsequently replaced by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) pursuant to Commission Decision 2004/210/EC, concluded that the potential health risks of the use of hair dyes were of concern.

  2. The SCCP further recommended an overall safety assessment strategy for hair dye substances including the requirements for testing substances used in hair dye products for their potential genotoxicity or carcinogenicity.

  3. Following the opinions of the SCCP, the Commission agreed with Member States and stakeholders on an overall strategy to regulate substances used in hair dye products according to which the industry was required to submit files, containing updated scientific data on the safety of hair dye substances, for a risk assessment by the SCCP.

  4. Having succeeded the SCCP pursuant to Commission Decision 2008/721/EC), the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) assessed the …

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