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95% of hair accessories fail labeling inspection in Taoyuan

2012/07/02 18:48:40

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Labeling inspections of women's hair accessories sold in Taoyuan County, northern Taiwan, have found that 285 out of 300 products examined did not carry required information on their labels, the county's Economic Development Bureau said Monday.

The bureau sent investigators last month to retail outlets around the county to conduct random inspections of the hair accessory products.

The investigators sampled 300 products such as hair clips, headbands, combs, scrunchies and rubber bands. Of the 285 samples that failed inspection, 198 were found to lack any of the labeling required by law, while the remainder carried only partial labeling.

Bureau officials noted that hair accessories should be labelled with the name and contact information of the manufacturer or distributor, place of origin, date of manufacture, content and composition of the commodity.

(By Bien Chen-feng and Shih-chun Liu)