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An artist has expressed her concern after trying a popular new Kmart resin kit flying off shelves for just $10.
The artist, who uses the handle @procrastipainter, shared her video review on TikTok, garnering over 200,000 views after it was shared earlier this week.
The TikToker is a resin artist and her content is primarily about sharing the process of creating resin goods and her art.
She reviewed the Anko 150ml Craft Resin pack which Kmart says has "just landed".
The pack includes 'Part A' — 100ml of clear resin, which is 95 per cent liquid epoxy resins and 'Part B', 50ml of hardener which is 100 per cent aliphatic amines and one plastic spatula and instructions.
Kmart is also selling resin dyes, moulds and mix-ins.
While the packs have been a popular addition to stores, @procrastipainter claims key details are missing inside.
"There's no warnings about how toxic it is, nothing about using a respirator and definitely no gloves," she said.
While there are some safety directions which include wearing eye protection when using, she believes the advice to "avoid breathing vapour" as inadequate.
"The fumes I got walking into the well-ventilated room to check on this was enough to give me a sore throat. PLEASE WEAR A RESPIRATOR," she urged people who've purchased the product.
"I always wear a respirator while I work with the resin," she added.
Kmart says safety instructions are adequate
In a statement to Yahoo News Australia, a Kmart spokesperson said gloves are included in the resin tool kit which is sold separately, and customers are advised to follow all usage and safety instructions on the packaging and Kmart website.
"This includes keeping out of reach of children, wearing gloves and eye protection, and ensuring correct ventilation," the spokesperson said.
"The products have been tested and assessed so that they conform to Australian labelling requirements for safe handling, hazard assessment and hazard identification."
One person in the comments of the initial video said they had used the Kmart kits, but didn't think a respirator is needed because there was no smell.
But @procrastipainter disagreed, saying: "Even if it doesn't smell you still definitely need a respirator".
"It's doing damage to your lungs, whether you smell it or not."
As for the actual products which were made, she said they turned out 'pretty well" after 48 hours of drying. She said she would not however recommend the resin for art.
Other customers have however expressed their joy with the product after trying their hand at making resin products using the Kmart kit.
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