Warning over inflammable sprays duringcarnival.
The labour inspection department on Wednesday warned the public of the dangers of spray products used duringcarnival.
It said products marked 'inflammable' should not be put on sale and the public should not buy them if they come across them. Such items include sprayfoams, flakes, cobwebs and glitter that carry the word 'inflammable' or depict a flame symbol on the label.
"These products should be available only to professional users and their packaging must be marked visibly, legibly and indelibly 'FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY'," the department said.
"It has been found that these types of products are sold in retail outlets which do not cater for professional users so they are purchased by consumers or even by children, ie persons who are not properly informed about the risks of these products."
In addition, a number of other carnival items products have been listed as unsuitable by European System Information Exchange RAPEX including some masks and consumes.
"These products are considered hazardous because they contain dangerous chemicals like phthalates and/or azo dyes," it said.
Consumers are urged to study the packaging on all such products and if they have any doubts about safety should contact the department at Tel: 22405637, 22405611 and 22405609.
For more information: http: // ec. europa. eu / consumers / dyna / rapex / rapex _ archives _ en. cfm
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