DR reports that the Danish retailer Tiger, following pressure from a Norwegian consumer rights organisation, has agreed to stop selling low-quality lip balms and other products containing parabens by the end of April this year.
Not up to scratch
The decision comes after the Norwegian consumer rights organisation Forbrukerrådet conducted a study of 50 lip balms sold in Norway and determined that four out of five of the products contained ingredients that are known to cause disruptions in the body’s endocrine system. One of the products tested and found to be lacking was sold by Tiger.
The price of beauty
Though the retailer has since stressed that all the ingredients it uses meet EU standards, it has nevertheless agreed to stop the sale of products containing parabens – though it will not be recalling products already in stores.
“We have now agreed that we will make sure that by the end of this month, there will no longer be products with parabens on our shelves,” said global communications manager Esben Petersen.