Thursday, 10 November 2016

Tested means… what exactly?

In a recent judgment the German Federal High Court decided that advertisements referring to testing of products must include additional information about the relevant test criteria.

In the case, a consumer organisation had sued a major chain store for misleading advertising. On its website, an   epilator was stated to be “LGA tested quality” and “LGA tested safety”. Although the epilator had been awarded both certificates from a well-known independent testing organisation, the Federal High Court confirmed the finding of misleading advertising as the company had failed to indicate the exact test criteria which were applied.

According to the Court, safety tests are material information to a consumer making an informed decision. Therefore companies are obliged to provide a short summary about the tests and the criteria applied (technical standards and norms; test methods). The information must be provided in the advertisement, since references in the store would be too late. However, not all information has to be included directly in the advertisement. References to a website with further information are generally sufficient.

Practical directions

Quality ia a big selling factors and plays an important role in advertising. Companies should ensure in advertisements which are directed at customers that they comply with the Federal High Court in order to avoid legal action by competitors and consumer organisations. With EU certification marks having been introduced to the EU trade mark system, the decision is of importance also from a trade mark law perspective.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Epilator Amazon

Philips Hp6520/70 Satin Soft Cordless Epilator

 Amazon Store  (not affiliate link)

About the Product
  • Two speed settings - for thin hairs and difficult to reach areas
  • Massage attachment Vibrating massage attached stimulates and soothes skin
  • Cordless use Up to 30 minutes cord-free epilation
  • Wet and dry use - for comfortable use in and out of shower

It works with 240V, + included battery pack

This is a rechargeable epilator. 

If you haven't used an epilator before here is the mandatory disclaimer - they do hurt.  

It does give better looking and longer last results than a razor. 

This model has two settings (most do).
If you don't read the manual, be prepared turning it on = the faster setting (for tough to get hairs). 
Pressing the power button a second time will drop you down to the slower level. 
A third press of the power button will turn it off. It is loud, but most of these are.


Honestly, epilators are pretty much the same. 
This is wet/dry as you probably want if you want to pamper your legs with warm water as you use it. It has a drawstring storage bag. A brush for cleaning it. A charging cable.

The two main differences with this one and others is that this one comes with a "massage" attachment (a plastic piece that goes over the top of epilator and has two wavy strips that "massage and sooth".)

Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator, White/Gray

by Philips Norelco 
 Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator, White Gray by Philips Norelco
 Amazon Store
(not affiliate link)

  • Efficient epilation systsem removes hair from the root
  • Efficiency cap ensures gentle epilation in the most sensitive areas
  • Two speed setting allow for maximum performance
  • Ergonomic grip for comfortable handling
  • Washable epilation head for optimal hygiene