THE HEALTH PRODUCTS Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has warned people about the dangers of buying counterfeit make-up.

The organisation has identified harmful substances in a number of counterfeit cosmetics intended for the Irish market.

It has called for consumers to be vigilant of counterfeit high-end beauty products being offered for sale through certain outlets, markets and websites in the lead up to Christmas.

Tests carried out by the HPRA on a number of these counterfeit products found that some contained harmful substances such as arsenic and lead, which can potentially be harmful to people’s health.

Among the counterfeit products identified were fake versions of luxury make-up brands including MAC, Urban Decay and Benefit.

Over the past year, thousands of counterfeit cosmetics have been prevented from entering the country by Revenue’s Customs Service. However, quantities have also been found on the Irish market by the HSE’s Environmental Health Service, which works in tandem with the HPRA in conducting market surveillance on cosmetic products.

 

http://www.thejournal.ie/counterfeit-make-up-ireland-2497224-Dec2015/?utm_source=twitter_self

Webinar: Combat Counterfeiting with Two-Factor Verification & Laser Marking Presenting a Case Study on an Effective Mark-and-Trace Security Solution The global trend in counterfeiting and trading of grey market goods is on the rise, despite best efforts to stop it. Simple serial numbers, open source solutions, or easily removable packaging solutions are not enough to solve […]

This is why brands need to think about the technologies they will think about using for the future consumer authentication apps.   Counterfeit apps, authentication sites and the use of open source solutions create security holes in the brand protection strategies of all brands. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/technology/daily-report-fake-retail-apps-apple.html After a bruising presidential campaign, more than a few of […]

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — iTRACE Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of secure Anti-Grey Market and Anti-Counterfeit solutions for brand owners announced today the completion of its integration with MECCO®, the world’s most popular industrial laser marking and product tracking solution. The pairing is the first integration of the iTRACE 2DMI® software […]