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Cosmetic Regulations

Version of section 15.1 from 2006-11-16 to 2024-06-19:

 No manufacturer or importer shall sell a cosmetic that contains mercury or a salt or derivative thereof unless

  • (a) the cosmetic is intended for use in the area of the eye;

  • (b) the mercury or its salt or derivative thereof is used in the cosmetic as a preservative; and

  • (c) the manufacturer or importer

    • (i) has in his possession evidence demonstrating that the only satisfactory way to maintain the sterility or stability of the cosmetic is to use mercury or a salt or derivative thereof as a preservative, and

    • (ii) at the Minister’s request, provides the Minister with the evidence described in subparagraph (i).

  • SOR/89-228, s. 2
  • SOR/93-243, s. 2
  • SOR/2004-244, s. 6

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