I was tipped off by one our cosmetic science forum members about a law that was recently passed in the state of Minnesota. According to the law, formaldehyde and formaldehyde donors (like DMDM Hydantoin and Quaternium-18) are banned and it will be illegal to use in products marketed for children.
The ban goes into effect August 1, 2014 for manufacturers. Retailers will be able to sell products until August 1, 2015.
I wonder if this law will stand. It seems like Minnesota is overstepping their authority and infringing on the authority of the FDA. There may be some lawsuits ahead.
Keep an eye on this. In the meantime, start looking for some new preservatives if you are selling anything there.