Ar­eas of Ac­tion

Consumer Voice - - Test Report -

For reg­u­la­tory au­thor­i­ties: It should be made com­pul­sory for man­u­fac­tur­ers to men­tion the pres­ence of heavy met­als on the prod­uct la­bel. It should be made com­pul­sory to give the net con­tents for prod­ucts of all sizes. If re­quired, a sep­a­rate la­bel should be at­tached. There should be strict im­ple­men­ta­tion of the rule that states that dan­ger­ous in­gre­di­ents should be men­tioned. Un­safe beauty prod­ucts should be re­moved from the mar­ket and strict penalty im­posed. There should be a ban on im­port of cheap and un­safe brands. Nec­es­sary stan­dards should be con­stantly up­graded. Sam­ples of prod­ucts should be taken from time to

time and checked in in­de­pen­dent lab­o­ra­to­ries.

Buy pres­ti­gious brands so that they can get their con­cerns/queries ad­dressed in the shop it­self or by the com­pany. Do not buy cheap brands with in­ad­e­quate

la­belling. Stop us­ing cos­met­ics that cause burn­ing in the

eyes or skin.

Use cos­metic prod­ucts on spe­cial oc­ca­sions only.

This test re­port cour­tesy Con­sumer Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search So­ci­ety (CERS), Ahmed­abad, and was first pub­lished in their July–Au­gust bi­monthly is­sue.

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