Kayla has done a fabulous job breaking down the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011. We are starting at the end of the bill and working our way to the beginning. Here is the post that breaks down SEC 622 Mandatory Reporting of Adverse Health Effects.
KEY: All Plain Text is directly from H.R. 2359 as it is written and Green is my commentary.
‘‘SEC. 622. MANDATORY REPORTING OF ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS.
‘‘(a) SUBMISSION OF REPORT ON ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS.—The Secretary shall require that the manufacturer, packager, or distributor of a cosmetic whose name appears on the label of a cosmetic marketed in the United States submit to the Secretary a report containing information received concerning any adverse health effect associated with the use of the cosmetic.
A clear definition of an adverse health effect hasn’t been made so far in this bill. An adverse health effect can mean different things to different people. Without a clear definition of “adverse health” effect this could mean that if someone sneezes because they are allergic to something in a cosmetic it could be reported.
‘‘(b) TIMING OF REPORT.—A report under subsection
(a) shall be submitted to the Secretary not later than 15 business days after information concerning the adverse health effect is received at the place of business of the manufacturer, packager, or distributor.
‘‘(c) CONTENT OF REPORT.—A report under subsection (a) shall include the following information, to the extent to which the manufacturer, packager, or distributor submitting the report has been able to verify the information:
‘‘(1) The identity of the individual experiencing the adverse health effect.
‘‘(2) An identifiable report of such effect.