FDA Puts Hold on Repeal of Lead Acetate in Hair Dyes
According to an update sent out today, FDA said its action to repeal the use of lead acetate in hair dyes used on the scalp is “on hold while the agency responds to objections it has received on the October 2018 final rule.”
According to FDA, the color additive petition process allows for a 30-day period for any person adversely affected to file an objection. Because FDA received an objection within this timeframe, under the law, the final rule is stayed pending final FDA action on the objections.
Additional details can be found in the Federal Register notice.
In the notice, FDA stated: “This action does not reflect any change in our determination that new data demonstrate that there is no longer a reasonable certainty of no harm from the use of this color additive.”