CTPA Annual Report 2015 - page 10

Hair Dye Positive List
The European Commission and industry have been working
through a hair dye strategy over the last ten years with
the ultimate aim being the addition of a positive list for
hair dyes as an annex to the Cosmetics Regulation.
Until the strategy is complete, as an intermediate step,
the Commission is including positively-assessed hair dyes
on Annex III and negatively-assessed hair dyes on Annex II
to the Regulation.
In 2015, the SCCS adopted six final opinions and one draft
opinion on hair dyes, as well as being mandated to review
a further four hair dyes. In addition, Commission Regulation
(EU) No. 2015/1190 was published in the Official Journal
to the European Union adding nine new hair dyes to
Annex III. We do not yet have a date for the positive list
being implemented.
Under the Cosmetics Regulation there is a legal obligation for
the European Commission to publish a catalogue of
nanomaterials used in cosmetic products by January 2014.
However, it became apparent when preparing for that
catalogue that some materials had been erroneously listed as
‘nano’ upon notification. The publication of this information
by the required date would have resulted in the inclusion of
a large number of non-compliances in product notifications.
The cosmetics industry was provided with the possibility to
take corrective action prior to publication of the catalogue
and this led to a reduction in the number of inconsistencies.
Because a large number still remained, the Commission
announced it would delay publication of the catalogue until
the end of 2015 and Member State Competent Authorities
would contact Responsible Persons who were deemed to
be non-compliant (i.e. notification of a nanomaterial where
notification is not required).
At the year end, we were still awaiting publication of the
catalogue of nanomaterials.
Endocrine Disruptors
An endocrine disruptor is defined by the World Health
Organisation (WHO) as an exogenous substance or
mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system
and consequently causes adverse health effects in an
intact organism.
The Biocidal Products Regulation and Plant Protection
Products Regulation require criteria to be set for
endocrine disruptors. The European Commission set out
its ‘roadmap’ to determine criteria in June 2013 and in
2014 possible options for setting criteria were the subject
of a public consultation.
In 2015, the Commission published a report on the wide
and varied responses to its public consultation on defining
criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors. The Commission
indicated that the next stage in the process would be to
test the different criteria options using a range of substances.
The list of substances will include over 50 cosmetic
ingredients. The cosmetics industry, via Cosmetics Europe,
has met the Commission on several occasions to stress the
importance of this issue and to explain that, although
undertaken in the framework of the pesticides and biocides
regulations, any criteria adopted will have an impact on the
Cosmetics Regulation.
CTPA continues to be involved in the Cosmetics Europe Expert
Team Endocrine Modulation.
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