Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
Consumers in the city are continuing to purchase the cosmetic brands -
Clinique, Dior, Estee Lauder and Lancome, which reportedly contain harmful
metals, today's Youth Post reported.
The producers all said that they won't
be withdrawing their products because they haven't received notice from the
Chinese authority. "None of our products have been returned and our sales
haven't been affected. We've actually had a sales increase due to the holiday
promotion," said a retailer of the four brands.
"The authority hasn't
released any reports saying that these products are unsafe, so we have no reason
to return them or not buy them," said a consumer. "Cosmetics are necessary,"
said several consumers in Parkson Department Store and Pacific Department Store
who plan to purchase the four brands of cosmetics, adding that they will keep
the receipts just in case.
The Hong Kong Standards and Testing Center
reported last weekend that heavy metal elements such as chromium and neodymium
were found in five products made by the four brands.
SKII also denied
issuing a new refund plan for consumers before the upcoming National Day