CVS backs off policy that would require identification when buying naill polish remover
8:19 PM, Aug 13, 2013
6:52 AM, Aug 16, 2013
CVS is backing off a new policy that would have required people to show identification when purchasing nail polish remover.
A post on the CVS Facebook page reads:
"We want to thank all of our fans who have shared their thoughts on our policies for the sale of nail polish removers that contain acetone, which is an ingredient used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. After a thorough review, we are revising our policy to ensure customer convenience while appropriately complying with regulations in our business.
Purchases of products containing acetone, including nail polish remover, will no longer require an ID, except in the state of Hawaii. We will also continue to require ID for the purchase of iodine products in California, Hawaii and West Virginia. These revised policies, designed to comply with certain regulations requiring retailers to record sales of methamphetamine precursor ingredients, will take effect before the end of this week."
The restrictions were supposed to be part of an effort to reduce production of Methamphetamine.