The Province officially charged the manufacturers of Off!  and Solar Dermaglos

What is the problem with “Solar Dermaglos”?

According to the survey carried out by the Province, Laboratorios Andrómaco SA advertises “Dermaglós Solar” sunscreens a ‘30% gift’ highlighted at the top of the container, in yellow and capital letters.

“However, from the investigation carried out it is not possible to determine in a clear, detailed and sufficient manner what the advertised “benefit” consists of”, indicated provincial sources.

It is not reported if it is an extra amount in the content of the product; if it is a percentage discount on the price of said product or; if the container is 30% larger than another with the same characteristics and that has the same value. In this way, consumers do not have the necessary and sufficient information at the time of making the purchase,” they added.

They also pointed out that the company cannot guarantee the price on the gondola, so consumers are not guaranteed access to the benefit. “This generates a deception: the ‘gift’ would not exist, but it would induce consumers to buy a product in the wrong conditions“, they said in a statement.

What’s wrong with “Off!”?

Regarding the popular insect repellent, “the Province verified the false advertising violation within the framework of the regulations related to Commercial Loyalty, which guarantees transparency in commercial relations and access to essential information on products and services marketed”.

the container label, SC Johnson & Son Argentina points out that it comes in “economic size 50cm3 for free”, and on the back it adds “290 cm3 at the price of 240 cm3”. All highlighted in yellow, with capital letters.

“However, the company cannot guarantee that at every point of sale the 290 cm3 container is sold at the value of 240 cm3,” they warned from the Ministry of Production..

“In addition, in the provincial surveys it was not possible to identify the 240 cm3 container or its unit value in the gondola, in order to verify the supposed benefit for those who consume it,” they added.

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