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  1. Light up your Christmas safely, Consumer Council warns

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the electrical products safety regulation of three-pin plugs. 'The lower-priced ones aren't always a bad choice, but the council wants to remind consumers to be aware of the risks of buying ... Zoe Mak People are being warned to be aware of fire hazards from Christmas lights after the Consumer Council found that only one in 16 passed safety tests. The council tested 16 types ...

  2. Consumer Council warns of dangers of bust enhancement products

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 2.40pm: Bust enhancement products have yet to prove their effectiveness- but long-term use could increase risks of strokes, the Consumer Council warned on Tuesday. Tests by the council examined 11 bust enhancement products including externally and internally-used products. These ranged in price from $200 to $700. The tests showed that most products mainly ...

  3. Consumers lose if industry can discredit food labelling scheme

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products; health and nutrition claims on products increase sales, attracting premium pricing. But a 'lower-fat' product containing 45 per cent fat compared to the regular 50 per cent ... not private profit, was to be protected. By spooking shoppers, vested interests again have conspired to defeat all-too-rare protection. Transparency and the consumer are the losers. Richard Fielding, ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... composite consumer price index for May was 4.3 per cent, down from 4.7 per cent in April. A government spokesman said inflation was expected to fall further. ...

  5. Survey finds big price variations

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A weekly survey of Causeway Bay and Wan Chai stores by the Consumer Council found Wellcome sells a tooth and gum care alcohol-free mouth rinse at a price 107 per cent higher than at ParknShop. A lasting care moisturising lotion sold at beauty outlets Sasa and Bonjour is 99.3 per cent more expensive than at a pharmacy. Satay broth for hotpot at City'super costs 79.5 per cent ...

  6. Forget baby milk ads, focus on supply, watchdog says

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Consumer Council says. Descriptions of beneficial ingredients might be misleading or exaggerated, the council warned. Some nutrients are not essential for babies; others are used by most producers, ... of Hong Kong. Instead, consumers should choose brands with a stable supply, Ho said, ensuring an infant was not fed different formulas. The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong said ...

  7. Beauty regime may be deadly

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com A beauty treatment that uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin has no scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness and could be dangerous, the Consumer Council ... sterilising it was as dangerous as reusing syringes, University of Hong Kong microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung said. The rollers and stamps are available on the internet with price tags of several ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER COUNCIL

    Consumer Council warns contact-lens wearers over using eye drops

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Wearers of contact lenses should remove them before applying drops that contain preservatives, the Consumer Council says Warning for usersof eye drops People using contact lenses should remove them when applying eye drops containing preservatives, which can otherwise cause irritation, the Consumer Council has warned. The watchdog also said yesterday that eye ...

  9. Drugmakers protest against price cuts

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Everyone has an interest in keeping prices high. To combat this, the government has since 2001 ordered five price cuts, covering 1,000 varieties and saving the consumer a total of 30 billion yuan. ... and they have no money to invest in R&D, to compete with foreign companies.' Manufacturers also say that consumers will not receive the benefit of the price cuts because hospitals, drug stores ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors urge regulation of laser skin treatment at beauty parlours

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... told a forum yesterday. In one case, a woman who received laser treatment from a beauty parlour suffered a second-degree burn, said Connie Lau Yin-hing, a former chairwoman of the Consumer ... be operating such sophisticated equipment. Lau said the Consumer Council received 99 complaints about light-based cosmetic treatments in the first 10 months of this year- already more than last ...




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