• The Personal Care Product Council’s 2011 annual meeting will take place Feb. 28-March 2 at The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, FL. The 2011 annual meeting, set for Feb. 28-March 2, will include the following new features:
• A Policy Summit on Monday focusing on major issues facing the industry that will provide an opportunity for expanded participation from the manufacturing community, suppliers, new members and first time attendees.
• An opening reception and dinner for all attendees.
• Two general sessions with a special beauty editors’ panel.
• A Tuesday evening social hour for additional opportunities to network.
• An awards luncheon to recognize industry leaders.
More info: www.personalcarecouncil.org
The Challenges of Antibacterials
• The American Cleaning Institute (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) recently reminded lawmakers and regulators that antibacterial hygiene and cleaning products and ingredients have a long track record of safety and effectiveness.
In some renewed calls for federal agencies to take action against antibacterial ingredients such as triclosan, the safety and benefit profiles have been completely distorted, according to ACI.
“Antibacterial ingredients like triclosan have been reviewed, regulated and researched by agencies around the world for more than 40 years. They are globally accepted as safe for daily use,” said Brian Sansoni, ACI’s vice president of communication.
The safe use of triclosan in cosmetic and personal care products was recently affirmed (www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/triclo.pdf) by the independent Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel. Additional summaries on the safe and effective use of triclosan and other antibacterial ingredients and products are available on ACI’s website.
More info: www.cleaninginstitute.org/antibacterials
ICMAD Annual ForumTo Present New Topics
• The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) will host the sixth annual Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum on Feb. 24, 2011, at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort in Newport Beach, CA. According to ICMAD, this 2011 edition provides updates on a number of key topics as well as information on how to ensure that your company is “doing it right” by understanding and learning how to comply with the rules.
This year’s topics include presentations on: Claims Support for Advertisers, Cosmetic Safety Obligations, Cosmetic GMPs and ISO Guidelines and Status of Legislative Activity.
Online registration is available at www.icmad.org/calendar.
More info: ICMAD, 800-334-2623; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candle Recalls Flare UpDuring Holiday Season
• The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled two candle products during the 2010 holiday season:
General Wax & Candle Co. Silver Metallic Pillar Candles
• Units: Approximately 12,000
• Manufacturer: General Wax & Candle Company of North Hollywood, CA.
• Hazard: The metallic paint on the candles can ignite, posing a risk of fire.
• Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
• Description: This recall involves metallic pillar candles sold in two sizes: 2.8 by 4 inches and 2.8 by 6 inches. “Metallic Pillar Candle” and UPC code 86718 56082 or 86718 56092 is printed on the bottom of the candles' plastic wrapping.
• Sold exclusively at: Bed Bath and Beyond stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 for between $8 and $10.
• Manufactured in: U.S.
• Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Bed Bath and Beyond store or contact General Wax and Candle for a full refund.
More info: www.generalwaxbbbrefund.com
Yankee Candle Metallic Taper Candles
• Units: Approximately 33,000
• Manufacturer: General Wax & Candle Company, of North Hollywood, CA.
• Hazard: The metallic paint can ignite on the candles, posing a risk of fire.
• Incidents/Injuries: None reported
• Description: This recall involves 10-inch metallic silver and gold taper candles. The price, $1.99, and the UPC code 609032492687 or 609032492694 are printed on the candles’ plastic wrapping.
• Sold exclusively at: Yankee Candle stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 for about $2.
• Manufactured in: U.S.
• Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them.
More info: www.generalwaxrefund.com