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Section 17D – The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940



17D. Spurious cosmetics. –


For the purposes of this Chapter, a cosmetic shall be deemed to be spurious, —


(a) If it is manufactured under a name which belongs to another cosmetic ; or


(b) If it is an imitation of, or a substitute for, another cosmetic or resembles another cosmetic in a manner likely to deceive or bears upon it or upon its conspicuously marked so as to reveal its true character and its lack of identity with such other cosmetic ; or


(c) If the label or container bears the name of an individual or a company purporting to be the manufacturer of the cosmetic which individual or company is fictitious or does not exist ; or


(d) If it purports to be the product of a manufacturer of whom it is not truly a product.



1.   Ins. by Act 68 of 1982, sec. 13 (w.e.f. 1-2-1983).



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