Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report - Cyclical Enforcement Project 2018-2019: Cosmetic Regulations (Cosmetic Wipes)
Fiscal Year 2018-2019
The purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to verify industry’s compliance of cosmetic wipes with specific requirements of the FDA and the Cosmetic Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select cosmetic wipes with the FDA and the Cosmetic Regulationswas determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance with specific requirements listed under the FDA was verified through testing at the Health Products Microbiology Laboratory. Compliance to specific requirements listed under the Cosmetic Regulations was verified by regional inspectors.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to identify companies that sell or manufacture cosmetic wipes in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, microbial testing for 30 products was carried out and no corrective actions were required to address non-compliance to the specific requirements of the FDA. Verification of compliance to the specific requirements listed under the Cosmetic Regulations for the 30 products resulted in 3 establishment commitments to address non-compliance.
Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Caboo||Caboo Baby Wipes||Whole Foods||Product has not been notified||Establishment has been requested to submit a Cosmetic Notification.|
|Cardinal Health||Cardinal Health Personal Cleansing Cloth||Cardinal Health||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Compliments||Little Ones by Our Compliments - Baby Wipes||Sobeys||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Compliments||Compliments – Make-up Remover||Sobeys||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Cute Seal||Cute Seal Baby Wipes||Cute Seal Inc. (Canada)||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Elleair||GOO.N Baby Wipes||PMAI||Labelling issues identified||Establishment has voluntarily committed to correcting the label.|
|Epilvite/Hairaway||Lingettes nettoyantes post-épilatoire/post-depilatory cleansing wipes||Laboratoires Reynard||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Equate||Unscented Baby Wipes||Wal-Mart Canada Corp.||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Gaia||Bamboo Baby Wipes||Gaia Skin Naturals||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Garnier||Makeup Removing Micellar Wipes- Normal and Sensitive Skin||Garnier Canada||No compliance issues identified||None|
|H & M||Wet Wipes - Hand & Face (with scent of pink flowers)||H & M Hennes & Mauritz New York, NY||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Health Gard||Health Gards Disposable cleaning cloths - with Aloe & Lanolin||Hospeco||Product has not been notified||Establishment has been requested to submit a Cosmetic Notification.|
|Honest Brand||Honest Wipes||The Honest Company||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Huggies||Natural Care||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide LLC||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Kirkland Signature||Baby Wipes, Ultra Soft||Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Kleenex||Gentle Clean||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide LLC||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Klorane||Klorane - Lingettes nettoyantes douceur au lait de toilette sans rinçage/Gentle cleansing wipes with no-rinse cleansing lotion||Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Li'l Goat's/Petite Chèvre par/by Canus||Li'l Goat's/Petite Chèvre par/by Canus - Baby wipes ultra-moisturizing/débarbouillettes ultra hydratantes||Canus||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Miniso||Miniso Eyes Makeup Removing Wipes||Miniso (Canada) Store Inc.||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Mustela||Mustela Lingette Nettoyante||Laboratoire Expanscience||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Nature Republic||Hawaiian Deep Sea Cleansing Tissue||NR1 Cosmetics Canada Inc.||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Pampers||Pampers Aqua Pure Wipes||Procter & Gamble||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Precision Beauty||Collagen Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes||Distributed by: SWISSCO, LLC New York, NY||No compliance issues identified||None|
|President’s Choice||PC Unscented Baby Wipes||Loblaw Companies Ltd.||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Sephora||SEPHORA - Lingettes démaquillantes eau de coco/Coconut water cleansing wipes||Sephora||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Seventh Generation||Seventh Generation Free & Clear Wipes||Unilever Canada Inc.||No compliance issues identified||None|
|SweetSpot Labs||Unscented On-The-Go Wipes||Spirit Spa||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Tena||Tena Ultra Adult Wipe||SCA Personal Care||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Uriage||Uriage Eau micellaire thermale Lingette||Laboratoires Dermatologiques d'Uriage||No compliance issues identified||None|
|Vagisil||Gentle & Calming Feminine Wipes||Corlison Pte. Ltd.||No compliance issues identified||None|
Disclaimer: A systematic bias is applied during inspection and sampling. Products are not randomly selected but are chosen because they are deemed by the inspector to be more likely to not meet health and safety requirements due to characteristics that are observed. Due to this biased nature of sampling and the fact that sample sizes within CE projects are very small, the findings of CE projects are not intended to reflect overall market compliance unless otherwise stated. Note that these summary reports relate only to the product(s) actually tested and the specific criteria indicated. Testing by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the product(s).
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