cosmetics

How To Comply With Federal Law, 50 State Laws, Political Subdivision Laws and Tribe Laws

August 14, 2010 Read More View Comments

Earlier this week, the State of California, through California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr., filed suit against the makers, manufacturers and distributors of children’s bounce houses. The bounce houses, like the one pictured here, are alleged to contain lead components in violation of the Safe Drinking Water And Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, otherwise [...]

A Post To Etsy Sellers About SCA 2010

August 12, 2010 Read More View Comments

This morning, I added a post to a discussion on the etsy forums about SCA 2010. Thanks to everyone who has shared the Petition and other helpful information there. My post is a high level overview of three of the most problematic portions of HR 5786, so I thought I would share it here as [...]

Cosmetic Industry Leaders Discuss H.R. 5786 [Audio]

August 9, 2010 Read More View Comments

Last week, the Indie Business podcast studio was dark so I could travel to Capitol Hill to advocate for small businesses regarding H.R. 5786. The week before, on July 26, I hosted a lively discussion with cosmetic industry leaders about the new bill. Scroll to the bottom to click to listen to the audio. My [...]

 

Debriefing: Yesterday’s Capitol Hill Meetings

August 3, 2010 Read More View Comments

In yesterday morning’s post, I told you of my plans to meet in the afternoon with legislative staffers in the offices of Reps. Jan Schakowsky, (D-Il), Ed Markey, (D-Ma) and Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wi), the original co-sponsors of H.R. 5786. I was joined by Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry in Bellingham, Wa, Kayla Fioravanti of Essential [...]

I’m In Washington, DC, For Meetings To Discuss H.R. 5786: Here’s What I Plan To Say

August 2, 2010 Read More View Comments

Last night, I arrived in my hometown of Washington, DC for meetings today with legislative staffers in the offices of Reps. Jan Schakowsky, (D-Il), Ed Markey, (D-Ma) and Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wi), the co-sponsors of H.R. 5786. I am joining Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry in Bellingham, Wa, Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale in Portland, Or, [...]

What SCA “Really” Means For Cosmetics Companies, Part I

July 30, 2010 Read More View Comments

The other day, the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics published a statement at their website called, “The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010: What it Means for Cosmetics Companies.” I noticed that they left out quite a few very important requirements that are clearly spelled out in H.R. 5786 — things that all cosmetics companies, including their [...]

Oppose SCA 2010 On July 26 Indie Business Podcast

July 26, 2010 Read More View Comments

(I apologize if the formatting of this post is a little off. We are still in launch mode. Thank you for your patience.) As you may know, I have hosted and produced the Indie Business Podcast since October 2005, featuring influential experts, authors, entrepreneurs and celebrities who offer tips and insights to help small business [...]