Australia Recalls Cosmetics Over Formaldehyde Levels

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 12:35 PM EDT) -- The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has pulled two cosmetic products — a hair-straightening treatment and an eyelash glue — off the shelves following the discovery that they contained unsafe levels of formaldehyde.

In a notice issued Friday, the Australian regulatory agency said that Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, distributed by Dateline Imports Pty Ltd., and Locks Lash Eyelash Extension Glue, distributed by Beauty Secrecy Corp. Pty Ltd., were being removed from the market under an agreement reached with the companies. The products were used in beauty...
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