Monday, September 26, 2016

HEALTH | FDA warns public against use of six kinds of air fresheners

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered its field regulatory operations officers to seize six different kinds of air fresheners that are being sold in the market, because they may be hazardous to one’s health.

The FDA identified the products as Die Zhuang Jasmine Perfume Air Freshener (470ml green pressurized can), Die Zhuang Lemon Perfume Air Freshener (470ml yellow pressurized can), Stick On Car Air Freshener Lavender (35g plastic jar), Wanjia Air Freshener Lemon (2×60g yellow plastic jar enclosed in cardboard packaging material), Wanjia Air Freshener Jasmine (60g plastic jar with green cap), and Wanjia Air Freshener Lavender (60g purple plastic jar).

In an advisory, the FDA said the products violated Administrative Order No. 311 issued in 1977, or the Labeling Requirements of Hazardous Substances.

The FDA has advised the public not to buy items which do not come with instructions either in English or in local languages such as Tagalog, Cebuano and Ilocano.

It ordered its field regulatory operations officers to seize these products.
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