A woman from Rossington has been left ‘flabbergasted’ after Royal Mail stopped her package in transit because it contained ‘dangerous’ nail varnish.
When Annie Carr decided to send her American friend a package for her birthday containing nail varnish, the last thing she expected was for it be intercepted.
Annie, of Radburn Road, says she declared that her parcel contained nail varnish and other goods when she sent it from the village post office.
Weeks later, the 52-year-old received a letter from Royal Mail tell her the nail varnish has been destroyed and the package will need to be sent again, because of the transport regulations which prohibit ‘dangerous goods’ such as nail varnish from being sent in the post.
“I find the whole situation laughable, it just beggars belief,” said Annie.
“I’ve taken nail varnish on holiday with me before, in my suitcase, and I don’t understand why this should be any different.
“Does this mean that women are going to be stopped getting on planes to go on holiday because they have nail varnish?
“The package contained a candle with a wick, which you would think would be more dangerous and flammable, but they were fine with that
A Royal Mail spokesman confirmed that nail varnish could not be sent internationally under new rules which came into force earlier this year.