COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2019/831

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2019/831

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2019/831 of 22 May 2019 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products

On May 22, 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/831 to amend Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 in regard to substances classified as CMR. The regulation will come into force on June 12, 2019.

The European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/831 on May 22, 2019 to amend Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 in regard to substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) of categories 1A, 1B or 2 under Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 as at December 1, 2018. In this update, over 200 entries are added to Annex II of prohibited substances.

According to Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, a substance classified as a CMR of category 2 may be used in cosmetic products where the substance has been evaluated by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) and found safe for use in cosmetic products. Substances classified as a CMR of category 1A or 1B shall be prohibited in cosmetic products, unless such substances meet a number of conditions laid down in paragraph 2 of Article 15(2) by way of exemption.

For details, please refer to the https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32019R0831

The regulation came into force on June 12, 2019.