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Windscreen cleaning product claims to cause skin burns

November 12, 2015 4:00 am

Two people have come forward claiming they’ve been burnt by a windscreen cleaning product called Anti-Rain.

The Consumer Council of Fiji is not happy with the response made by some retailers and is urging consumers to be vigilant while purchasing windscreen cleaning products from retailers.

One of the complainants, Erwin Skiba suffered skin burns swelling and blisters after using the product.

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FBC News has sighted the bottle which only has a warning label saying avoid skin and eye contact – but nothing about what’s in the bottle.

The second complainant Ajesh Chand also bought Anti-Rain and says he and his wife suffered the same ordeal.

The Consumer Council of Fiji has taken up the matter and Chief Executive Premila Kumar says these victims deserve redress.

“Any company that sells a product have got to be responsible because they have better knowledge of the product, they know precisely how anti rain was made, what was mixed to create that particular product, the consumer doesn’t know.”

The company selling Anti-Rain – Colormarket Limited in Samabula, Suva says the product is nothing more than a common household cleaning product and not a chemical.

Director Harun Hussain writes that the company denies any allegations against it and any liability whatsoever.

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