Draft Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of the nanomaterials Styrene/Acrylates copolymer, Sodium Styrene/Acrylates copolymer, Copper, Colloidal Copper, Hydroxyapatite, Gold, Colloidal Gold, Gold Thioethylamino Hyaluronic Acid, Acetyl heptapeptide-9 Colloidal gold, Platinum, Colloidal Platinum, Acetyl tetrapeptide-17 Colloidal Platinum and Colloidal Silver in cosmetics products; (4 page(s), in English), (4 page(s), in English)
The draft measure is required to enact the prohibition to use in cosmetic products certain nanomaterials for which the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) identified a basis of concern. This draft measure was previously notified via EU/TBT/872, however, it has been modified to include the prohibition of Colloidal Silver (nano) and the restriction of Hydroxyapatite (nano). In particular, Annex II (list of prohibited substances in cosmetic products) and Annex III (list of restricted substances in cosmetic products) to the Cosmetics Regulation are amended to uniformly implement within the internal market the prohibition and restriction of the use of nanomaterials for which a basis of concern has been identified and following the recent positive SCCS Opinion on Hydroxyapatite (nano). The adoption of this draft Regulation is needed to ensure a high level of protection of human health for cosmetic products in the EU.