Band-Aid launches ‘black’ plasters in some countries — but not South Africa
- Band-Aid will introduced plasters in four different skin tones to "embrace the beauty of diverse skin".
- But it will only be available in the US and Canada.
- For more articles, go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za.
Last month, Band-Aid launched plasters and bandages in a wider range of colours to better accommodate a diverse range of skin tones.
The brand said it wants to "embrace the beauty of diverse skin," and created four new shades of its bandages to uphold that goal.
A spokesperson for Band-Aid, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson, told Business Insider SA that the new skin-tone plasters are being launched first in the US and Canada. It will be evaluated for launch in other markets.
Earlier this year, the UK grocery giant Tesco also announced a new plaster range to suit different skin colours. It called on its competitors to also take this “important step”.
Receive a daily update on your cellphone with all our latest news: click here.
Get the best of our site emailed to you daily: click here.
Also from Business Insider South Africa:
- You won’t be arrested for not wearing a mask – but this may change
- Restaurants may sue government - they want money back for their losses
- Your online alcohol order won’t be coming until the ban lifts
- 'Too late to say April Fool's?' Clover responds to blue bottle backlash
- Hackers are circulating more than 15 billion stolen logins on the dark web - from less than R20 each