With the new year approaching, it's time to clean up again.
The Consumer Council analyzed samples of 17 liquid bathroom cleaners and 23 liquid toilet cleaners. Among them, 15 cleaners were declared to be environmentally friendly, such as being biodegradable, but none of them showed the required degradation time.
There are 12 samples that use natural substances. Among them, 6 products display environmental protection labels issued by third-party certification agencies. Among them, the most suitable bathroom cleaner is only 0.17 yuan per 10ml.
However, the Consumer Council also found that 20% of the samples had poor transparency in the ingredient information and did not label any ingredient information. In addition, the bilingual safety labels of some products were not satisfactory. Among them, DAISO's bathroom and toilet cleaners were criticized for only using Japanese and Warning statements and precautions are marked in English; moreover, products with Japanese names are only marked in Japanese with the usage method of "must be used alone".
New Year's cleaning is approaching.
The Council analysed samples of 17 liquid bathroom cleaners and 23 liquid toilet cleaners.
The Consumer Council analyzed 17 models of liquid bathroom cleaners and 23 samples of liquid toilet cleaners. The approximate prices ranged from $11.9 to $54, and the average cost per 10ml of each sample ranged from $0.17 to $1.66. Check the labels of the samples Information, including the labelled ingredients, environmental protection claims, whether to include safe use warnings and precautions in Chinese and English, etc.
There are 12 samples marked as plant based, organics or natural, etc., indicating that the ingredients and raw materials used are derived from plants, natural substances, or renewable resources, and have less impact on the environment.
Six of the products displayed environmental labels issued by third-party certification bodies, including Happy Elephant Natural Enzyme Bath Cleaner, Poliboy Bathroom Organic Cleaner, TESCO Eco-friendly Bathroom Cleaner, Whitecat Bathroom Cleaner (Lily of the Valley), ECOS Toilet Cleaner Cedar, Happy Elephant Natural Enzyme Toilet Cleaner.
Among the 6 products, the most expensive bathroom cleaners and toilet cleaners are TESCO products, with an average cost of 0.17 yuan and 0.69 yuan per 10 ml, respectively.
In addition, the Consumer Council noted that the labelling of some products was not satisfactory. Nearly 20% of the samples had poor transparency of ingredient information. 7 products did not have any ingredient information, including Lion Look Bathroom Cleaning Spray, Meadows Bathroom Cleaner (Lemon), TOPVALU BESTPRICE Bathroom Cleaning Foam Spray, SWIPE Verbatim Bathroom EX (Jasmine Vanilla), Whitecat White Cat Bathroom Cleaner (Lily of the Valley Fragrance), Magiclean Bathroom Wanjieling Deodorant Cleansing Foam Spray (for toilet bowls and toilets), Poly Clean is a sterilizing toilet slurry.
In terms of bilingual safety labels, the Consumer Council believes that 5 products are not ideal, including DAISO Bath Cleaner, many warning statements are only in Japanese and English; 3M Moli Bathroom Cleaner is labeled as containing citric acid, but only in Chinese. Warnings such as causing eye irritation; DAISO Toilet Cleaner only has precautions in Japanese and English; "NEOトイレ Detergent" is marked with hydrochloric acid and marked "Dangerous", but only the words "Do not use with bleach" are marked in Japanese ; The usage of "synthetic lotion for マイトイレ" such as "must be used alone" is only marked in Japanese.
The Consumer Council believes that clear and detailed ingredient labels can help consumers use detergents safely and correctly. Some consumers may not want to touch products containing certain ingredients, such as fungicides, limonene or linalool, which are allergenic fragrances.
If the product details the ingredients, consumers can know what to choose.
In addition, the Chinese and English labels should include the recommended usage of the product and appropriate safety warnings. The Consumer Council has submitted the relevant product information to Customs for follow-up.
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