Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Cosmetics
Cyclical Enforcement Project: Cosmetic Regulations
Fiscal Year 2014/2015
The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Cosmetic Regulations under the Food and Drugs Act.
The purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to verify compliance of cosmetic products which are subject to the Cosmetic Regulations.
For this project, the compliance of cosmetic products with the Cosmetic Regulations is determined through a sampling and compliance verification process by which Health Canada inspectors visit establishments and sample any relevant product(s). Compliance with the requirements set out in the regulations was not verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to quantify the presence of cosmetic stakeholders in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2014/15 fiscal year, compliance verification of forty-two different products was carried out. The verification resulted in three recalls, two stop sales, thirty trader commitments, and seven instances where no corrective action was required.
Readers should consult the individual recall notices for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
The explanation of “Determination” for this CE project is as follows:
- “Notification” means that the product was not notified at the time of inspection.
- “Labelling” means that the labelling was missing, incorrect, incomplete or required modification to be compliant.
- “Hotlist” means that the product contained a hotlist ingredient which required follow up such as confirmation of the concentration in the product, addition of warning statements, submission of information or reformulation of the product.
- “None Identified” means that non-compliances related to notification and labelling were not identified.
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Action de Gala||Baume a levres a la cire d’abeilles||Dectro International||Labelling||Commitment by Dectro International|
|Action de Gala||Serum Purifiant PUR||Dectro International||Labelling||Commitment by Dectro International|
|AG Hair Cosmetics||High & Dry||AG Hair||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by AG Hair|
|AG Hair Cosmetics||Repair Serum||AG Hair||Labelling||Commitment by AG Hair|
|AG Hair Cosmetics||Ultradynamics||AG Hair||Labelling||Commitment by AG Hair|
|Artistic Nail Design||Nail Product Remover||O’Regan Agencies Ltd.||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by Artistic Nail Design|
|Bumble & Bumble||BB City Swept Finish||Sephora Canada||None identified||None|
|Essence de Beauté||AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser||Essence de Beauté||Labelling||Commitment by Essence de Beauté|
|Essence de Beauté||Crème Coiffant - Styling Cream||Essence de Beauté||Notification, Labelling||Stop sale by Essence de Beauté|
|Essence de Beauté||Silk Protein Conditioner||Essence de Beauté||Notification, Hotlist||Stop sale by Essence de Beauté|
|Eucerin||Intensive Lip Balm||Beiersdorf Canada Inc.||None identified||None|
|Fun World||Hot Hair Colour - Green Fluorescent||SKS Novelty Co. Ltd.||Notification||Commitment by SKS Novelty Co. Ltd.|
|Graftobian||Metal Mania Professional Make-up||SKS Novelty Co. Ltd.||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by SKS Novelty Co. Ltd.|
|Herbaceuticals||Naturcolor||Whole Foods||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by Whole Foods|
|IBD||Brush On Nail Glue||Alberta Beauty Systems||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by Alberta Beauty Systems|
|Juice Beauty||Exfoliating Cleanser||Whole Foods||Labelling||Commitment by Whole Foods|
|Mineral Fusion||Concealer Duo Neutral||Whole Foods||Labelling||Commitment by Mineral Fusion|
|Mon Platin||Classic Shampoo for Dry / Coloured Hair||M.A.Y. Cosmetics||None identified||None|
|Mon Platin||Classic Strengthening Hair Spray||M.A.Y. Cosmetics||Labelling (pressurized container missing warnings)||Voluntary recall by M.A.Y. Cosmetics|
|Nivea||Men Extreme Comfort Shaving Gel||Beiersdorf Canada Inc.||None identified||None|
|Nivea||Originals Extra Moisturizer Shaving Cream||Beiersdorf Canada Inc.||None identified||None|
|Nova Scotia Fishermen||Xtreme Lip Care||Burnt Out Solutions Inc.||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by Burnt Out Solutions Inc.|
|Nova Scotia Fishermen||Xtreme Skin Care Cuticle Rescue||Burnt Out Solutions Inc.||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by Burnt Out Solutions Inc.|
|Professional by FAMA||3 Dimensioncare Hydra Drafting Gel Oil Mousse||Beauté Star Bedard||Labelling||Commitment by Beauté Star Bedard|
|Professional by FAMA||Equa Care 3 Dimension Balancing Clay Mask||Beauté Star Bedard||Labelling||Commitment by Beauté Star Bedard|
|Professional by FAMA||Fantasia Colour (5 Light Chestnut)||Beauté Star Bedard||Labelling||Commitment by Beauté Star Bedard|
|Provici||Peptoxyl Wrinkle Relaxing Cream||Provici Cosmetics||Labelling||Commitment by Provici Cosmetics|
|Provici||Pore Perfecting Face Primer||Provici Cosmetics||Labelling||Commitment by Provici Cosmetics|
|Redken 5th Avenue||Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Oil Absorbing Dry Shampoo||O’Regan Agencies Ltd.||Notification||Commitment by L’Oreal|
|REN||Resurfacing AHA Concentrate||Sephora Canada||Labelling||Commitment by REN USA|
|Saffron Rouge||Organic Shampoo||Saffron Rouge||None identified||None|
|Sephora||Astonish Lash - Faux Cils Astonish||Sephora Canada||Hotlist (contains prohibited hotlist ingredient)||Voluntary recall by Sephora Canada|
|Sephora Collection||Contour Eye Pencil 12h Wear Waterproof (01 Black Lace Mat)||Sephora Canada||None identified||None|
|SKOAH||Exfoliating Gel Mask||SKOAH||Labelling||Commitment by SKOAH|
|SKOAH||Gold Serum||SKOAH||Labelling||Commitment by SKOAH|
|SKOAH||Skrubbin Face Wash||SKOAH||Labelling||Commitment by SKOAH|
|Stage Colour||Contour Wax Liner||Dectro International||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by Dectro International|
|SunFX||WhiteOut Tanning Spray||SkinFX Inc.||Labelling (pressurized container missing warnings)||Voluntary recall by SkinFX Inc.|
|Surface||Curls - Whip Mousse||Surface Hair Health Art||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by Surface Hair Health Art|
|Surface||Theory - Styling Spray||Surface Hair Health Art||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by Surface Hair Health Art|
|Surface||Trinity - Dry Shampoo||Surface Hair Health Art||Notification, Labelling||Commitment by Surface Hair Health Art|
|Wild Prairie Soap Company||Bulk Soap Products||Wild Prairie Soap Company||Labelling||Commitment by Wild Prairie Soap Company|
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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