European Union – Consumer protection. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling deciding that contact lenses that were marketed purely to alter the user's appearance, rather than to remedy a defect, did not fall within the definition of 'cosmetic product' in art 2(1)(a) of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 despite the fact that the outer packaging declared that the product was subject to the 'EU Cosmetics Directive'.