New Sunscreen Labeling Regulations Delayed Until December
Promotional products suppliers and distributors who sell sunblock need to remain aware of the impending regulations. In addition to being accountable for compliance, the provisions require including a much larger amount of information on the label which can impact imprint areas.
Fortuantely, suppliers who spoke with Promo Marketing said they have been preparing since the regulations were announced last year. "When we reworked our templates, we were able to make everything fit without affecting our imprint areas," said Megan Ludlow, marketing manager for SnugZ USA, based in Salt Lake City. "We have been compliant for the last few months."
Distributors who sell sunscreen will not have to worry for this summer, but it is still important to verify that the products they are selling are fully compliant. Ask suppliers if their products have been tested and if their labels have been updated to reflect the latest regulations. For more information on what is required on sunscreen labels, visit the FDA's website.