Last Updated on August 1, 2022 by Ithos Global Regulatory Team
Brands seek waiver for more time to meet New York State requirements
After reading the story below, if you decide you need more time and want a waiver, you need to move quickly! We are currently working with several brands to secure the extension to meet New York’s 1,4 Dioxane requirements, and approval is taking six months or more. Contact us right away if you’re considering a waiver. We can help you use the IIN to gather the required info and submit your request.
Ithos is working with several cosmetic brands to meet New York State’s requirements for permissible levels of 1, 4 Dioxane in cosmetics, personal care, and cleaning products. Many are tapping our team of regulatory experts to submit a waiver. If approved, it grants more time to comply with the new regulations.
New York’s ban went into effect on January 1, 2022, with permissible levels of the substance starting at 10 parts per million (ppm) for cosmetics and 2 ppms for personal care and cleaning products. This level will go down to 1ppm for certain personal care and cleaning products by the end of 2023. It is important to note that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s definitions of personal care and cosmetics differ from that of many other regulations and authorities.
The Ithos team of regulatory experts has also been working with brands to analyze the risk that the 1,4 Dioxane ban poses across their full product portfolio. From review of raw materials and impurities to final formula documentation, it is important that companies get started on this significant change in cosmetic compliance. Ithos expects more states to follow New York and California, which also addressed the chemical in cosmetics, personal care, and household products.
While it is not added directly to consumer product formulas, 1, 4 Dioxane can be found as a trace contaminant in certain ingredients, including common foaming agents used in shampoo, conditioner, soap and shower gel products. See a full list.
Because reformulating is often required, many brands are turning to Ithos for help requesting a waiver from New York State. Once granted, it provides another full year to comply with the ban, giving companies time to use the IIN to identify alternative ingredients, source raw materials, update packaging and gather required documentation.
If you’ve not yet begun addressing the New York State 1,4 Dioxane ban, it is important to get started right away. If you are developing new products, Ithos recommends creating formulations that fully comply with 1,4 Dioxane regulations. To learn how our new Formul8 system can help, contact us today.
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