What Products Make Up the Cosmetic Industry?
Cosmetics is a broad spectrum, covering anything from facial cleaners, moisturizes, or makeup. The two most important laws pertaining to the cosmetics market in the United States are the Federal Food and Drug Adminstration and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.
What Are the Responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration?
According to www.fda.gov, the FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security that includes cosmetics.
What Are the Responsibilities of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act?
According to www.ftc.gov, FPLA directs the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration to issue regulations requiring all produced and manufacturers to include the net contents, identity of commodity, and the name and place of business of the product’s manufacturer, packer, or distributor. The disclosure of this information prevents consumer deception as to what ingredients are used in the products sold to the public.
What Makes Cosmetics Defective?
Products become defective when there is something wrong with them, which can cause unwanted side effects or illnesses. Defects in cosmetics can lead to extremely serious reactions to the face, such as permanent scaring and infection to the eyes.
Can Companies Be Held Accountable for a Defective Cosmetic Product?
Cosmetic companies can be held accountable should they not adhere to product liability standards in producing and manufacturing their products. Should a company fail to use a reasonable standard of care, a case against them may be brought.
California Products Liability Attorney
If you have been hurt by a cosmetic product and would like to seek legal representation, contact our California products liability attorneys at (310) 943-1171 for a consultation. Our attorneys evaluate the details of your case and let you know what to expect and how you can proceed.