Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) Inventory Notices

Chemicals added to the Inventory 5 years after issue of assessment certificate:

CAS 169118-66-5 and 144093-88-9 (published 11 November)


Chemicals added to the Inventory following issue of assessment certificate:

CAS 119275-52-4, 1384165-05-2 and 1471316-72-9 (published 13 November)


Variation of Inventory listing following revocation of CBI approval:

CAS 35483-86-4, 1195979-93-1, 1203451-13-1, 77699-82-2, 2000198-09-2, 518045-13-1 (published 25 November)


ACIS draft evaluation report for public comment

The AICIS has published an amended draft evaluation report of:

Ethanol, 2-[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]-1,1',1''-triester with boric acid (H3BO3). It is available for public comment until 21 December. This is the second consultation on this evaluation.    Source: AICIS news and notices

AICIS Release Guidance

The AICIS (previously NICNAS) is the regulator responsible for industrial chemicals and cosmetic ingredients. The AICIS have released a guidance document to assist when determining if a toothpaste and/or oral hygiene product is regulated as a cosmetic or therapeutic good.    Source: Guidance on toothpaste and oral hygiene classification


Consumer Goods (Cosmetics) Information Standard 2020 - alcohol-based hand sanitisers

The Consumer Goods (Cosmetics) Information Standard 2020 was made on 24 November with a transitional period of 180 days applicable to the date of manufacture i.e. until 23 May 2021. The new Up until 23 May 2021, suppliers have the option to comply with the requirements from either the previous information standard or the new information standard. From 24 May 2021, suppliers must only comply with the requirements in the new information standard.

The new information standard maintains all of the requirements of the previous standard and now requires hand sanitiser containing alcohol as the primary active ingredient, to display the percentage of alcohol contained in the product, along with safe use and storage warning information.    Source: Product Safety Australia website and  Explanatory Statement.

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