Name: Personal Care Products Safety Act
Bill Number: S 726
The Personal Care Products Safety Act is intended to provide
more assurance that ingredients and final products sold as personal care
products, specifically cosmetics, are safe for humans. New sponsors are needed
to help move this legislation forward.
addition to its consideration for human health, the Personal Care Products
Safety Act also includes language that supports the inclusion of specific
language to phase out the use of animals for product safety testing. The
specifics of this measure, which are still being developed, will be added as
the committee marks up the bill. However, last year this bill (without positive
language regarding an end to animal testing) did not have a hearing.
NAVS supports the inclusion of language that mimics last
session’s proposed Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA). That language read: “It shall be unlawful for any
entity, whether private or governmental, to conduct or contract for
cosmetic animal testing that occurs in the United States and is for the purpose
of developing a cosmetic for sale in or affecting interstate or foreign
commerce.” Furthermore, the HCA included a provision that noted: “It shall be
unlawful to sell, offer for sale, or knowingly transport in interstate commerce
any cosmetic if the final product or any component thereof was developed or
manufactured using cosmetic animal testing conducted or contracted after
passage of this Act.”
While the final language in the Personal Care Products
Safety Act may be different than that proposed in the HCA in past years,
advocacy groups are working hard to ensure that limitations on the use of
animals for safety testing is included in this bill.
However, this bill urgently needs your support to move
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Please Support Making Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Testing Safe AND Humane
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing today in support of S 726, the Personal Care Products Safety Act, to ensure that personal care products, including cosmetics, are safe for human use. I'm delighted that this bill includes language to end the use of animals for cosmetics safety testing.Although the final wording to limit animal testing is still being finalized, I urge you to become a sponsor of this legislation, ensuring that personal care and cosmetics products are in fact safe for use by humans. Requiring human relevant data--as opposed to animal data--in considering the safety of cosmetics and other personal care products will result in products that are both safer and more humane. Several states (CA, NJ, NY, NV and VA) have already adopted bans on testing cosmetics products on animals or selling animal-tested products. In 2019 alone, 10 states proposed new legislation restricting the use of animals for cosmetics safety testing. This federal legislation is needed to hasten the process of making the U.S. the next country to adopt a cruelty-free standard for these products. This is a win-win situation for humans and animals.Please give your support to S 726 by becoming a sponsor.Thank you.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]