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While it may just be fake blood the danger could be very real.

According to Victoria’s consumer watchdog they have seized more than 3000 potentially harmful Halloween products, reports Yahoo news.

Consumer Affairs inspectors seized the goods in a blitz across Melbourne’s southeast, for failure to list their ingredients as required under the Australian cosmetics labelling standard.

Fake blood was the most common item seized, with 1487 bottles confiscated, followed by 1155 fake moustaches and 443 make-up kits.

Consumer Affairs Victoria director Simon Cohen said ingredient labelling helps parents spot any ingredients their children may be allergic to, or to identify the cause if any reaction occurs.

“Many of us enjoy a good scare on Halloween – but it should be for the right reasons,” he said.

The items, seized during six visits to wholesale and retail premises, will now be destroyed.

fake blood

The items include:
‘Bottle of Blood’ and ‘Blood vampire’ fake blood
‘Fright Fangs’ tooth caps
‘War game’ face paint
‘Carnival Colours’ make-up kit
‘Party Mustache’ fake moustaches.

Two of the businesses inspected have agreed to no longer sell the items while investigations are continuing into the other four.

Under consumer law, a supplier who fails to comply with a mandatory safety standard can face fines of up to $220,000 for individuals and $1.1 million for a business.

Consumers who have bought any of the items should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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  • Always good to be alerted to these updates.

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  • Thanks for the recall,you just don’t know!

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  • I hope they have managed to recall all the products.

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  • So much for parents to have to watch out for.

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  • Heard this on the news today.

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  • I might be scary at Halloween but it really scares me that some fools might do something to the lollies that we freely give out on the 31/11 each year.

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  • Thanks for the heads up.Hopefully all removed from shelves now.

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  • Wow now that is something scary.

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  • So bad that these products are for kids to use yet they are put out there as dangerous items

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  • Good work to the consumer watch dog keeping us safe.

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  • This already scary celebration becomes even scarier ! Glad this items were taken of the market.

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  • cheap imports will catch you every time with things you apply to your skin, completely different standards in other countries

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  • Definitely good to know, we use proper make up and face paint that has safety standard.

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  • Very useful information for those participating in halloween

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  • Oh I have fake blood but have had it for several years now. I used it on myself the other night

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