Warnings for Eucalyptus Oil in the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist
By: Jacqui Jenskey, Principal Regulatory Affairs Consultant, email
Health Canada published an update to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist on August 26, 2022.
One of the key additions is the need for cautionary statements on labels of cosmetics containing eucalyptus oil at greater than 0.022%. The statement is below and must be in French and English:
“Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, call a Poison Control Centre or doctor immediately and advise them this product contains eucalyptus oil.”
Note that this revision would not apply to products in solid forms such as bar soap.
More details may be found on the updated Hotlist.
Companies must ensure that all cosmetic products on the Canadian market comply with the requirements of the Cosmetic Regulations and the Food and Drug Act, and meet the new Hotlist conditions. If you have affected products you must ensure they meet the revised Hotlist conditions.
Whenever applicable, it is your responsibility to submit:
1) Discontinuations for products no longer on the market, or
2) Amendments for reformulated products.
Let Dell Tech help. We can assist you with your Cosmetic notification amendments and any label changes that result from this Hot List update.
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