Thursday Tossup: Seven TONS? And, Sales

By Voxy  

Via Bloomberg Businessweek from Wednesday, Oct. 6:

Cambodian police seize 7 tons of fake cosmetics

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia

Cambodian authorities have seized seven tons of counterfeit beauty products in the nation’s biggest such bust of the year.

Police said Wednesday they raided a home on the outskirts of Phnom Penh and found imitations of Cambodian brands of soap, lotions, powders and cosmetics.

Police Col. Long Sreng said four people were arrested in Monday’s raid.

Authorities say the counterfeit products can be hazardous for health.

In March, a 23-year-old Cambodian woman died after using a skin-whitening cream that officials said contained high levels of mercury.

Seven TONS?

Watch where you buy your cosmetics, ladies. Places like eBay are not always safe.


Not much new going on. HauteLook has skynICELAND on Thursday starting at 11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific.

Previously announced sales still in progress:

New Stila customers can save 20% off your first purchase between now and 12/31 with code STILAAF • Bare Escentuals is offering 20% off through 10/12 with code GLAMOUR • is offering 30% off through 10/31 with code SIMPLE • Becca is offering 20% off through 10/15 with code DC0810

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One Comment

  1. avatar inthelab
    Posted October 8, 2010 at 8:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    Whoa, seven tons! And a death. No more shopping on eBay for bargain cosmetics for me.


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