The European Commission’s (EC’s) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has announced the availability of assessment studies from the French ANSM (National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety) on phenoxyethanol and o-phenylphenol—often used as preservatives in cosmetics products. Specifically, ANSM concluded that (i) the maximum authorized concentration of phenoxyethanol for use as a preservative (currently 1 percent) should be lowered to 0.4 percent in cosmetic products for children younger than three; (ii) phenoxyethanol should not be used in products intended for the diaper area; and (iii) the maximum authorized concentration of o-phenylphenol (0.2 percent) when used as a preservative in cosmetic products is considered unsafe. SCCS seeks data regarding “all toxicological end-points and an indication on the suggested concentration safe limits for these ingredients.” The panel will accept comments until December 9, 2013.