EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCVS Reverses Nail Polish Remover Restriction Requiring Identification
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Reported by: Taisha Walker
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 16, 2013 10:47 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 16, 2013 12:36 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
CVS has made an about-face on a new policy the drugstore put into place earlier this month.
Customers are no longer required to show identification for nail polish remover purchases, unless they live in Hawaii.
The nation's largest pharmacy chain announced earlier this week that it would not sell the remover to anyone under 18 years of age. Under the policy, people 18 and older were required to show ID for acetone and iodine purchases. The short-lived policy was put into place to crack down on manufacturing of methamphetamine, which consists of iodine and/or acetone.
The company announced the reversal on its Facebook page Wednesday.
"After a thorough review, we are revising our policy to ensure customer convenience while appropriately complying with regulations in our business," the Facebook post said.
If a person buys iodine products in West Virginia, California and Hawaii, the individual will need to show photo ID.
They new policy is currently in effect in West Virginia.
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