Cosmetics Amendment (Sunscreen) Standard 2013

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Cosmetics Amendment (Sunscreen) Standard 2013
I, Shayne Neumann, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, make the following standard under subsection 81(1) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.
Dated:  17 June 2013
Shayne Neumann
Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of standard.......................................................................................................... 1
2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1
3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1
4............ Schedule(s).................................................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2
Cosmetics Standard 2007                                                                                                                    2
 
1  Name of standard
                   This standard may be cited as the Cosmetics Amendment (Sunscreen) Standard 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This standard commences on 1 August 2013.
3  Authority
                   This standard is made under subsection 81(1) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
  
Cosmetics Standard 2007
1  Section 3
Insert:
AS/NZS 2604:2012 means AS/NZS 2604:2012 Sunscreen products—Evaluation and classification, published by SAI Global on 30 May 2012.
2  Schedule 1 (cell at table item 1, column headed “Standards”)
Repeal the cell, substitute:
 
For a product imported into, or manufactured in, Australia before 1 August 2018, both:
(a) the product must be a secondary sunscreen product within the definition of secondary sunscreen product in:
(i) AS/NZS 2604:1998; or
(ii) AS/NZS 2604:2012; and
(b) any protection factor or equivalent category description stated on the product’s label must be in accordance with:
(i) clauses 6.2 and 6.3 of AS/NZS 2604:1998; or
(ii) clauses 5 and 6 of AS/NZS2604:2012.
For a product imported into, or manufactured in, Australia on or after 1 August 2018, all of the following:
(a) the product must be a secondary sunscreen product within the definition of secondary sunscreen product in AS/NZS 2604:2012;
(b) any protection factor or equivalent category description stated on the product’s label must be in accordance with clauses 5 and 6 of AS/NZS 2604:2012;
(c) if the product’s label states a protection factor, the label must meet the requirements of clauses 7.1 and 7.3 of AS/NZS 2604:2012;
(d) the product must meet the performance requirements for a broad‑spectrum product set out in:
(i) Table 1 in clause 5.2 of AS/NZS 2604:2012; and
(ii) clause 6.3 of AS/NZS 2604:2012.
 
3  Schedule 1 (cell at table item 2, column headed “Standards”)
Repeal the cell, substitute:
 
For a product imported into, or manufactured in, Australia before 1 August 2018, all of the following:
(a) the product must be a secondary sunscreen product within the definition of secondary sunscreen product in:
(i) AS/NZS 2604:1998; or
(ii) AS/NZS 2604:2012;
(b) the product must:
(i) not be presented as having a sun protection factor of more than 15; and
(ii) not be presented as water‑resistant; and
(iii) if it is not stable for at least 36 months—include an expiry date or use‑by date on its label; and
(iv) have a pack size not larger than 300mL or 300g; and
(v) not have a therapeutic claim, including any representation about skin cancer, made for it;
(c) any representation in connection with the product about premature skin ageing linked to sun exposure may be made only if the product meets the performance requirements for a broad‑spectrum product set out in:
(i) clause 7.2 of AS/NZS 2604:1998; or
(ii) both:
(A) Table 1 in clause 5.2 of AS/NZS 2604:2012; and
(B) clause 6.3 of AS/NZS 2604:2012;
(d) any protection factor or equivalent category description stated on the product’s label must be in accordance with:
(i) clauses 6.2 and 6.3 of AS/NZS 2604:1998; or
(ii) clauses 5 and 6 of AS/NZS 2604:2012.

For a product imported into, or manufactured in, Australia on or after 1 August 2018, all of the following:
(a) the product must be a secondary sunscreen product within the definition of secondary sunscreen product in AS/NZS 2604:2012;
(b) the product must:
(i) not be presented as having a sun protection factor of more than 15; and
(ii) not be presented as water‑resistant; and
(iii) if it is not stable for at least 36 months—include an expiry date or use‑by date on its label; and
(iv) have a pack size not larger than 300mL or 300g; and
(v) not have a therapeutic claim, including any representation about skin cancer, made for it;
(c) the product must meet the performance requirements for a broad‑spectrum product set out in:
(i) Table 1 in clause 5.2 of AS/NZS 2604:2012; and
(ii) clause 6.3 of AS/NZS 2604:2012;
(d) any protection factor or equivalent category description stated on the product’s label must be in accordance with clauses 5 and 6 of AS/NZS 2604:2012;
(e) if the product’s label states a protection factor, the label must meet the requirements of clauses 7.1 and 7.3 of AS/NZS 2604:2012.