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

Alert number: A12/0728/17

Product:  Hair colouring product

Name: Shenaz Gold - Herbal Based Black Henna

Batch number / Barcode:  Batch No: 754; Exp. Date: Apr. 2018

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Shenaz Gold

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
According to the list of ingredients, the product contains para-phenylendiamine (PPD) (4.4 % by weight) and barium peroxide. Barium peroxide is harmful if swallowed or inhaled and PPD can trigger allergic contact dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  Hair colouring product with henna in six single-application packs; greyish-brown, homogenous powder, unperfumed, supplied in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: India

Alert submitted by: Germany