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Consumers urged to avoid non-certified nail polish

2012/08/03 12:39:50

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) Consumers are advised against purchasing nail polish products that are not properly labeled, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday, noting that nail art is becoming increasingly popular in Taiwan.

Nail polish should be labeled with detailed information such as the name of the product, its contents, the date of manufacture, and the importing company, said Fang Yun-shu of the FDA.

“Nail polish is categorized as a cosmetic product, which means approval by health authorities is required before the product can enter the market,” she said.

In the case of nail polish remover, Fang warned consumers that it should be used in a well-ventilated area to avoid excessive inhalation of fumes. There have been reported cases in Taiwan of negative side effects of nail polish remover use, she noted.

The FDA said guidelines on a simple five-step approach to safe and hygienic nail art can found on its official website.

(By Nancy Liu)