Product safety (11 - 15 of 15 items)
Answers to Questions on Selected FDA Bureau of Biologics' Regulation Activities
HRD-80-55: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1980.
The efforts of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Bureau of Biologics to regulate vaccines and allergenic products were examined.The review was made in accordance with the provisions of the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Results of the review showed that the Bureau was limited by: (1) a relatively weak science base for understanding these products; (2)...
Review of Consumer Product Safety Commission's Rejected Petition Requests
HRD-79-98: Published: Jul 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1979.
Any person or consumer organization may petition the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue, amend, or revoke a consumer product safety rule. Such a request should be filed with the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, and the petition must then be accepted or rejected within 120 days of receipt. Matters outside the jurisdiction of the Commission are forwarded to the responsible agency...
Lack of Authority Hampers Attempts To Increase Cosmetic Safety
HRD-78-139: Published: Aug 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1978.
Cosmetics are regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which requires that a cosmetic be free of injurious substances and be produced under sanitary conditions. Many ingredients available for cosmetic use are suspected of causing cancer or birth defects or of having adverse effects on the nervous system.In spite of the significant risk of injury to consumers, the Food and Drug Admi...
The Consumer Product Safety Commission Has No Assurance That Product Defects Are Being Reported and Corrected
HRD-78-48: Published: Feb 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1978.
The Consumer Product Safety Act requires manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who have information that a consumer product contains a defect or does not meet a safety standard and could create a substantial product hazard to report this fact to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Commission can order such products to be recalled, repaired, replaced, or the purchase price refunded, an...
Cancer and Coal Tar Hair Dyes: An Unregulated Hazard to Consumers
HRD-78-22: Published: Dec 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1977.
About 33 million women use hair dyes to temporarily or permanently change their hair color. Most dyes marketed for use by women are known as coal tar hair dyes because initially coal tar was the only commercially practical source of material needed to synthesize the colors used in them. Most coal tar hair dyes contain colors derived from petroleum rather than coal tar. Because a color chemically i...