From the President – Update – Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act

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Whether you live and operate a business in the state of Colorado or not you need to pay attention to The Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act, HB10-1248.  Read the full bill here. The main “intent” of the bill is to ban all ingredients known to be carcinogens or reproductive toxins in the state of Colorado and allow consumers to … Read More

Important Legislative Update – From the President

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Activities in Washington DC are back on the radar. Last week, I went to Washington DC on a fact-finding mission with Donna Maria Coles Johnson of The Indie Beauty Network and Lela Barker of Bella Lucce (IBN Member and cosmetics manufacturer based in South Carolina). We spoke with key people to try to determine current climate regarding cosmetics legislation at … Read More

More CPSIA – Toys in Soap

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If you make soap for children with embedded toys, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) may apply to your products.  If the toy is intended for use by the child after the soap is used, then the toy would fall under the CPSIA regulations.  At this point, implementation of the regulations is still being worked out and there are … Read More

Children’s Products – CPSIA

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For those who don’t know, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is a bill that was designed to protect children from unsafe products.  It was passed into law last year, effective February 10, 2009.  Amongst other things, it required testing on all products to be sold to children.  It has received a great deal of attention and outrage and … Read More

FDA Act 2009 – Letter to Congress

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I have been working with Donna Maria (Indie Beauty Network), along with terrific input from Anne-Marie Faiola (Brambleberry) and Kayla Fioravanti (Essential Wholesale) to review the FDA Globalization Act of 2009 (HR 759). Our contact at the House Commerce and Energy Committee requested our input and was quite interested to know if we could “come out in support of the … Read More

FDA Globalization Act – 2009

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With the new administration and the recent salmonella outbreaks, Rep. Dingell has submitted a new version of the FDA Globalization Act.  It is HR-759, was introduced on January 28th and has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The good news is that our voice was heard and the section on Cosmetics has been considerably toned down from … Read More

Cosmetic Legislation – One hurdle overcome

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The FDA Globalization Act of 2008 fading away There is good news on the cosmetic legislation front! As recently posted by Debbie May of Wholesale Supplies Plus and confirmed by Donna Maria in her recent blog post, it looks like the FDA Globalization Act of 2008 has been withdrawn from consideration, at least for the time being. Turns out that … Read More

CongressDaily Article Covers HSMG Position on FDA Globalization Act

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CongressDaily, a respected newspaper read by members of Congress, included an article last Tuesday about the HSMG and IBN letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee about the FDA Globalization Act. The writer, Anna Edney, contacted me the week before requesting information and I forwarded her our letter and information on our position. The article, starts out by saying: Micro-cosmetics … Read More

Your voice being heard

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At the top of every page of our website is the statement: The only international non-profit trade association promoting the benefits of handcrafted soaps and giving a voice to the handcrafted soapmaker. I am proud of the fact that we have, as of this writing, 967 members whose membership dues have made it possible for us to grow to the … Read More