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If you're a cosmetics manufacturer looking to sell your products in the European Union, it's important to understand the requirements for a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR). A CPSR ensures that your product is safe for consumers and helps to protect public health. Contact a qualified person, such as a toxicologist, to help you prepare a CPSR and ensure that your product complies with the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. Don't risk fines or legal consequences - prioritize the safety of your customers with a thorough CPSR.

Clarisse Bavoux | CEHTRA

Clarisse BAVOUX

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1  \  What is a CPSR?

A Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) is a document that presents the conclusion on the safety of a cosmetic product and the rationale used by the safety assessor. The report is required in the European Union under the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. The purpose of the CPSR is to consider the expected use, list the useful information, from literature or obtained on the product, and quantify any potential risk, if identified, to demonstrate that it can be used without any risk.

2  \  What does a CPSR include?

A CPSR typically includes the following information:

  • Part A: gathering information on the presentation of the product, its indications, its expected stability, compatibility with the pack, efficient preservation, information on traces, and tolerance results.

  • Part B: presenting the conclusion, any warning if needed, the rationale to conclude on the different risks induced by the product, and the signature of the qualified safety assessor.

An important part of the Safety Report is generally included in Annexes: the toxicological profiles, which must be provided for all ingredients.

3  \  Who prepares a CPSR?

A CPSR must be prepared by a qualified person, a safety assessor, such as a toxicologist, who has the necessary diplomas and expertise to assess the safety of cosmetic products. The qualified person may be employed by the cosmetic product manufacturer or by a third-party company that specializes in safety assessments. At CEHTRA, several of our toxicologist can sign the CPSR.

4  \  Why is a CPSR important and what does CEHTRA recommends?

A CPSR is important because it ensures that cosmetic products are safe for use by consumers. By identifying potential risks associated with the use of a cosmetic product, the CPSR helps to prevent harm to consumers and to protect public health. CEHTRA recommends a 1rst step before writing this report, in a pre-assessment, before starting any study.

In addition, a CPSR is required by law in the European Union. Failure to comply with the requirements of the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 can result in fines and other legal consequences.

Overall, the CPSR is a crucial component of ensuring the safety of cosmetic products on the market.

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