In order to place a cosmetic product on the European market, a key figure is the Responsible Person.
The Responsible Person must be a natural or legal person who assumes responsibility and guarantees the conformity and safety of the product in accordance with the European regulation.Today let’s see together what are the requirements for the Responsible Person for a cosmetic product and what are the tasks of this figure.
What are the requirements for the Responsible Person?
What are the requirements for the responsible Person?
First of all, the Responsible Person (defined by Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009) must be resident and registered in the European Union and must have access to the product information file (PIF).
The Responsible Person can be represented by:
- the manufacturer, if the cosmetic is produced in the European Union;
- a person established within the European Community, who the manufacturer can appoint by written mandate;
- the importer, if the product was imported into the European Union;
- the distributor, when he places a cosmetic product on the market with his name or brand.
Obligations of the Responsible Person
The Responsible Person guarantees the conformity of the product with the requirements of Regulation (EC) no. 1223/2009, eg: product safety assessment, drafting of the PIF, labeling compliance ect.
The Responsible Person is obliged to withdraw or recall the product if the cosmetic product presents a risk to human health, and immediately inform the competent national authorities of the Member States where the product is available.
The Responsible Person must ensure readiness to cooperate with the authorities by providing the documents and information necessary for any action aimed at avoiding the risks posed by cosmetic products available on the market.
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