The Responsible Person and Cosmeto-Vigilance

The Responsible Person serves as the focal point for all necessary undesirable effect and serious undesirable effect communication. This includes contact with manufacturer, raw material supplier, importer, distributor end user, cosmetics professionals, health professionals, and the Competent Authorities. Effective communication is necessary in situations of serious undesirable effects which must be reported to all entities in contact with the product, as well as to the Competent Authorities where the effect occurred.

This notification of undesirable effects follows a set of guidelines which includes a causality assessment method, a report form and exchange of information between member-states authorities and the European Commission. The Responsible Person must handle all necessary communication immediately when an incident or crisis occurs.

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