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Parliamentary questions
28 January 2013
E-000803-13
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Diogo Feio (PPE)

 Subject:  False advertising regarding the effects of cosmetics
 Answer(s) 

According to the Portuguese media, the National Authority of Medicines (Infarmed) has ordered that Velform Hair Grow Plus products be withdrawn from the market and that advertising for these products be suspended following misleading claims about their effectiveness in treating hair loss.

-Does the Commission have any information on these kinds of products and how they are advertised?

-Does it not believe that there are still many cases, similar to that in Portugal, where certain cosmetics are advertised as having miraculous and almost guaranteed results, thereby misleading consumers?

-What measures has it taken or will it take to prevent these situations from recurring?

Original language of question: PTOJ C 354 E, 04/12/2013
Last updated: 13 February 2013Legal notice