Cosmetic Compliance
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malaysian Hand Sanitizers
Local Title:
Q & A Hand Sanitizer
Country/Region:
Malaysia
Competent Authority:
National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency
Type:
FAQ
Status:
In force
Release Date:
2020-04-03
Implementation Date:
2020-04-03
Document
Language Source Title Access
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Official Frequently Asked Questions about Malaysian Hand Sanitizers
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malaysian Hand Sanitizers
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Summary

On April 3, 2020, Malaysian National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) released a collection of answers to the frequently asked questions about hand sanitizers. The collection specifies the categories, regulatory requirements, active ingredients, permitted and prohibited claims, etc. of hand sanitizers.

Contents

Q1: What is the category of hand sanitizer product, is it classified as a cosmetic or generic product (Non-Scheduled Poison / OTC; Over-The-Counter)?

Q2: If my product is categorized as cosmetics, what should I do before importing, manufacturing or marketing the product?

Q3: What does a cosmetic product notification mean? Does this mean that my product has been approved by MOH?

Q4: What active ingredients should be in hand sanitizer formulations that are classified as cosmetic products?

Q5: What are the permitted claims for hand sanitizer classified as cosmetic products?

Q6: How to check if a product has been certified or registered with NPRA?

Q7: Are disinfectants used in tools or surfaces / workplaces also classified as cosmetic products?

Q8: What is the recommended use of hand sanitizer for users?

Q9: If I have adverse effects or unwanted effects of using hand sanitizer, where can I report?

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