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Cosmetics company fined for unfair trade practices

Hungary's Competition Office (GVH) on Wednesday said it fined Avon Cosmetics Hungary HUF 40 million for unfair trade practices.

Avon made unfounded claims about its products in some of its catalogues between December 2007 and September 2008, GVH said. The company claimed its mascara made eyelashes 75% longer and its face cream reduced wrinkles by 40-50%, relying on a subjective survey of consumers. (MTI-ECONEWS)