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U. S. Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Office of Cosmetics and Colors
Consumer Complaints for Cosmetic Products
Reporting Problem Products to FDA
The Cosmetic Adverse Reaction Monitoring Database of the
Office of Cosmetics and Colors (OCAC)
is comprised of consumer adverse reaction reports
received at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Headquarters,
FDA District Offices, and FDA MedWatch Program.
The OCAC estimates that it may receive only a small percentage of
cosmetic complaints reported by consumers. Complaints may be more
frequently filed with with poison control centers, state and local
agencies, or with the product manufacturer and/or distributor who
are not required to submit their complaint files to FDA.