The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/0604/18

Product:  Hair colouring product

Name: Kali Mehandi/ Black Henna

Batch number / Barcode:  815865000412 ; Batch 3486 (Prod. date 11/2016, Exp. date 10/2018)

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Black Rose

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of the hair dye precursor p-phenylenediamine (PPD) is too high (measured value: 7.9% by weight) in relation to the coupler substances resorcinol and sodium perborate.
PPD can trigger allergic contact dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: The product has been completely withdrawn from sale, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

Description:  Henna hair colouring product. Fine dark-green powder with small white particles in a sealed printed plastic bag; plastic bag in a printed folding carton with an adhesive label.

Country of origin: India

Alert submitted by: Germany