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  1. 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 ...

  2. Service boosts awareness of products and dangers

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Critics may claim the Consumer Council lacks real legal clout but that has not stopped the watchdog drawing attention to everything from the distasteful to the dodgy and downright dangerous since it was founded in April 1974. The council publishes the monthly magazine Choice, which aims to guide the public through the often confusing battlefield of product ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER COUNCIL

    Consumer Council warns contact-lens wearers over using eye drops

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

    ... As long as eye moisturisers are not listed as a medical product, manufacturers are not required by law to state all their ingredients. To allow shoppers a clearer choice, the council suggested ... 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 ...

  4. Watchdog warns on baby bath products

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... CFU/g. The limit was set by the mainland and is followed in Hong Kong. The two products were among 50 shower gels and shampoos for babies tested by the council. The hygiene problem might have ... the more likely the baby would be infected, Leung said. The council reported the cases to the Customs and Excise Department, which ordered the recall. The Balma product costs HK$110 for 300 ...

  5. Beware of chemicals in nail polish: Consumer Council

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products. MMA could cause allergies. The council advised consumers not to use nail polish every day and suggested they buy the products at shops with a good reputation. Frequent use of nail removal ... YP intern Page Leung The Consumer Council has found a cancer-causing substance and other harmful chemicals in nail polish, the South China Post Morning reported. Among the 42 brands ...

  6. Watch on milk powder products sold online

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The government would keep a close eye on milk powder products sold online, the secretary for food and health said. Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the Department of Health would sample products entering the city. 'After the melamine-tainted milk scandal, we have urged milk producers to insert proper labels on constituents, and expiry date on the products,' he ...

  7. Web warning over illegal slimming products

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The internet is the major source for buying illegal slimming products, the secretary for food and health said. Of the 135 slimming products sampled online by the Department of Health since last year, such as from auction sites and blogs, 16 contained a banned western drug sibutramine, Dr York Chow Yat-ngok told a Legislative Council meeting. Translating the violation ...

  8. 'Health' drinks can be sugar traps: council

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

    ... Council sent at least one distributor hastening to add sugar-content labels to its products and brought calls from the council and a legislator for the government to set a 'low sugar' standard for such drinks. Dietitians warned that drinking products with excessive sugar could lead to a higher risk of obesity-related diseases like diabetes. The Consumer Council tested 42 ...

  9. 18 pharmacies selling fake products named

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Pharmacies selling fake products would be named and shamed, the Consumer Council said yesterday as it identified 18 pharmacies caught selling counterfeit drugs. In its monthly ... involved in the fraudulent practice, including libido booster Viagra, medicinal oils Wong To Yick Wood Lock and Tiger Balm, human albumin products, digestive drugs and pain suppressors. Counterfeit ...

  10. Dentists free to run adverts but told not to push products

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's 1,700 dentists will be allowed to advertise in the print media but cannot associate themselves with health care products or services, according to a professional code of conduct that will take effect on Friday. The Dental Council mailed the new code to dentists yesterday, three months after the Medical Council lifted a ban on doctors advertising. Laying ...




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