Notify the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) about cosmetic products available to consumers in Great Britain (GB).
What you need to do
You need to notify OPSS about every cosmetic product available to consumers in GB.
WarningYou may face a fine and a prison term of up to 3 months if you do not notify OPSS about a cosmetic product. This fine could be unlimited in England and Wales or up to £5,000 in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
What you will need to tell us
You will need to tell OPSS:
- what is in the cosmetic product, including certain nanomaterials
- the name and details of a contact person for the National Poisons Information Service, or Trading Standards, to get in touch with
- who the Responsible Person is
The Responsible Person is the individual or company responsible for ensuring the regulations are followed. Every cosmetic product placed on the GB market must have a Responsible Person.