The product does not comply with the compulsory standard for the labelling of pre-packaged goods as it is labelled in a language other than English, and therefore is non complaint. In addition, the product poses the likely risk of skin irritations or burns.
The hair dye which was withdrawn from sale is the brand: Color de Pelo Professional with the product name: Couleur de Star. The hair dye is in a multicoloured box with the picture of a blond Caucasian woman on it.
The product was identified during the SLBS’s routine market surveillance activities. Market surveillance is a program under the compulsory standards compliance program where inspectors visit retail outlets and inspect goods to ensure they meet the requirements of a number of standards being policed under this regime.
Consumers are advised to discontinue use of the product if purchased.
The SLBS encourages the public to also be vigilant when making purchases. We encourage consumers to report to the SLBS when they find products which are labelled in a foreign language. Under the compulsory labelling standard, products are to also meet basic requirements such as having an expiration date, and listing the country of origin.
A foreign language is allowed where it is the common name of the product, or the manufacturer’s name or address. No exceptions apply otherwise in the description of the product.