Statement by Lezlee Westine, President and CEO, Personal Care Products Council, on the Congressional Passage of INFORM Consumers Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement by Lezlee Westine, President and CEO, Personal Care Products Council,
on the Congressional Passage of INFORM Consumers Act
Washington, D.C. — “The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and our member companies applaud Congress for passing legislation that addresses the critical and growing risk posed by online sales of stolen and counterfeit consumer products, including cosmetics and personal care products. The Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act protects consumers by verifying the identities of high-volume sellers.
“We commend Sens. Bill Cassidy and Dick Durbin, along with Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Gus Bilirakis, for their leadership and commitment to producing a bipartisan bill that limits the online sale of stolen, counterfeit and dangerous consumers products in online marketplaces, requiring them to collect information of high-volume, third-party sellers and disclosing it to shoppers and law enforcement.
“PCPC’s member companies invest substantial resources to ensure the safety and quality of their products and that those products meet federal and state safety and quality requirements. Counterfeit cosmetics and personal care products are fraud — they damage businesses, drain the economy, and most importantly, threaten consumer health and safety. We strongly support best practices for online platforms to help ensure that products sold are authentic and safe.
“We look forward to continuing our engagement with Congress and other stakeholders to advance solutions designed to protect consumers when purchasing products from online marketplaces.”
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Founded in 1894, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the voice and advocate for 600 member companies representing the $484.1 billion global cosmetics and personal care products industry. PCPC’s members represent approximately 90% of the U.S. beauty industry and are some of the most beloved and trusted brands in beauty and personal care today. As the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, makeup and fragrance – PCPC’s member companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.