National Dec 5, 2013

Citing complaints, agency cautions about Lasik

The Consumer Affairs Agency has received 80 health-related complaints, including loss of vision, linked to laser eye surgery since fiscal 2009, the agency revealed Wednesday, urging caution when considering the treatment. Lasik treatment is used to reshape the cornea to correct farsightedness and astigmatism, but ...

National Nov 19, 2013

Consumer body wants local-level food scrutiny

Responding to recent food frauds committed by hotel and department store operators, the Consumer Affairs Agency is aiming to amend the products labeling law to let prefectures issue improvement orders to businesses that violate the law, government sources said Monday. Under the existing Act Against ...

National | FOCUS Oct 7, 2013

Results elude new consumer accident panel

After its inception roughly a year ago, the Consumer Safety Investigation Commission came up with a goal of handling 100 consumer product accident cases per year but ended up taking up just six, with none ending in a conclusive report. The Consumer Affairs Agency unit ...