ACCC looks to reduce injuries caused by cosmetics

 In Australia, NewZealand
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today outlined activities aimed at ensuring safe products and accurate marketing claims in the cosmetic industry.
In a speech to the Accord conference in Sydney, ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said cosmetics accounted for approximately 30 per cent of injury reports in the past year.
“Few other consumer products are directly applied to our bodies in the way cosmetics are. This means that people who make and supply cosmetic products need to be fully aware of their responsibilities,” Ms Rickard said.
The mandatory standard for cosmetic ingredient labelling (cosmetics labelling standard) helps consumers identify ingredients that they may be allergic or sensitive to. The standard also allows consumers to compare products at the point of sale.  Australian Competition & Consumer Commission – Read more…

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