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Revision of the opinion on Basic Brown 17 (B007)

Final Opinion


Publication date
18 June 2014
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)


WG on Hair Dyes
SCCS members:M. Dusinska, W. Lilienblum, A. Luch, E. Nielsen, T. Platzek (chairman), S.C. Rastogi (rapporteur), C. Rousselle, J. van Benthem
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1531/14
Doi: 10.2772/47301
Adopted on: 18 June 2014

Conclusion of the opinion:

SCCS considers Basic Brown 17 safe for use in non-oxidative hair dye formulations with a concentration of maximum 2.0%, apart from its possible sensitisation potential. Basic Brown 17 may contain up to 4.5 % (w/w) Basic Red 118, corresponding to maximum 0.09% in a hair dye formulation. Basic Red 118 according to the Cosmetic Regulation (Regulation 1223/2009) is not permitted for use in cosmetics except as an impurity in Basic Brown 17.


SCCS, scientific opinion, Basic Brown 17 (B007), Regulation 1223/2009, CAS 68391-32-2, EC 269-944-0

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on Basic Brown 17 (B007), 24 March 2014, SCCS/1531/14, revision of 18 June 2014.


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