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Warnings over dangerous 'Tinkle' eyebrow razors

Concerns have been raised over potentially dangerous eyebrow razors being bought online from China, after a fourteen year old girl from Derby needed stitches after using them.

The 'Tinkle' Eyebrow Razors were tested by trading standards experts and found to be unsafe.

The razors failed the ‘sharp edges test’ and didn't have a safety guard on the blade to prevent injury, according to the Derby Trading Standards investigation.

Safe and unsafe eyebrow razors Credit: Derby City Council

Although it can be hard to distinguish between safe and unsafe eyebrow razors, the photo shows the differences between the product which failed testing (right), and the safety approved product (left).

The most obvious difference on the packaging is the lettering on the bottom right. The razors with safety guards have the letters DORCO whereas the razors without the safety guard are marked with DORCC. On the unsafe products themselves, they lack the stainless steel safety guard as stated on the packaging.