It is believed that one in twenty products sold Dublin are counterfeit, a worrying statistic when the potential dangers of fakes are considered. Counterfeit products are not subject to the same health and safety tests that legitimate products are. With counterfeit perfume and make-up we don’t know what’s in it and how our skin will react. There have been reports of products containing some pretty nasty ingredients including lead, which can lead to kidney failure and, in high enough doses, death. Furthermore you have no legal recourse when that nasty rash appears on your neck, which more often than not will happen! Remember, consumer rights don’t exist in the black goods market. While it’s not always easy to spot a fake, especially online, remember the old adage, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The surest way is to purchase from an authorised retailer, be it directly from the designer shop or website or from a reputable department store. Remember, fakes are never in fashion!
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