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Seventeen Instant Glow Bronzing Spray recall

The high street chemist Boots has recalled its Seventeen Instant Glow Bronzing Spray due to possible safety issues. The tanning spray, aimed at teenagers, has been reported by a number of customers for causing booth breathing and skin problems. Boots, however, has not provided any specific informations on the causes of Seventeen Instant Glow Bronzing Spray recall, rather referring to an 'identified problem' emerged during its routine quality monitoring programme.

Which products are affected

Seventeen Instant Glow Bronzing Spray is a tanning spray that targets young girls who just start buying cosmetics. A low priced tanning spray, at the low end of the makeup market designed for teenagers and young women without much spending power. 'The ultimate glow…in an instant' is how Boots advertises the product on its website, promising for all its users 'an oh so bronzed and gorgeous body'. And customers swear by it in their reviews, describing it as 'rocking' even though 'it does come off easily' and 'doesn't last long'.

The fact is that Seventeen Instant Glow Bronzing Spray, together with the other tanning product recalled by Boots, Soltan Beautiful Bronze Wash-Off Bronzer Spray, had already sold thousands of units before the recall took place. Rumours had spread about its possible toxicity on the respiratory system when used in closed and confined spaces. Difficulty in breathing had been reported, in fact, by users who had been spraying it while in their bathrooms. And there have also been cases of skin problems when the product was sprayed on the face.

Boots, however, does not refer to any of these safety hazards to justify the Seventeen Instant Glow Bronzing Spray recall, insisting on the fact that there is nothing wrong with the ingredients used. Officially, both the tanning sprays have been recalled due to a non better specified problem occurred during the manufacturer routine quality monitoring programme. Because of this reticence on clarifying the reason for the recall, Boots has been heavily criticized by the media, and customers alike.

On top of this, the chemist brand has withdrawn from the shelves two further tanning products, withoudefinitely overt recalling them. Which means that Boots has taken the products off its shops in order to test them further, but it's not going to let customers know on a large scale. The products are Soltan Beautiful Bronze Self-Tan Dry Mist Spray and No7 Perfectly Bronzed Self-Tan 360. Boots' statement advices customers 'who have recently purchased these products not to use them. If they wish they can return the products to their nearest Boots store for a full refund'. Which is exactly the same policy applied in case of a proper recall. What's going on here? We're not quite sure.

One things we're sure of, though: this is yet another clear example of how the time of naively trusting mass produced products as automatically safe is definitely over.

What to do next

Basically the same policy and guidelines apply for customers of both withdrawn products and those affected by the recall. So far as the Seventeen Instant Glow Bronzing Spray recall goes, customers are strongly adviced to follow routine guidelines for products recall. Which means that If you have bought any of the recalled products, either Seventeen Instant Glow Bronzing Spray or Soltan Beautiful Bronze Wash-Off Bronzer Spray, you should discontinue usage immediately.

Products can be brought back to any Boots shop for either exchange or full refund. In the case of Soltan Beautiful Bronze Self-Tan Dry Mist Spray and No7 Perfectly Bronzed Self-Tan 360 there is no safety notice, yet a notice has been indeed release by Boots advicing customers to discontinue using them as well. And in their case too , you are allowed to bring your purchase back to any Boots shop for an exchange or full refund.

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