Phenol presence: Health Canada recalls some henna corn products

By: 600011 On: Apr 1, 2024, 3:58 PM


Health Canada has issued a warning against certain henna products that may have health effects after the presence of the dangerous chemical phenol. Health Canada has also recalled some henna corn products. The recalls include Shakeel Bhai Mehndi Vali-Special Bridal Henna Corn, Shakeel Bhai Mehndi Vali- Almas Henna Corn, and Shakeel Bhai Mehndi Vali- Original Special Zeenat Henna Corn. Health Canada found that they contained phenol, a banned ingredient on the Canada Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist.

A product containing phenol is dangerous for skin contact. This can cause a chemical burn. Additionally, Health Canada reports that it can lead to health problems such as redness, itching, pain and blistering of the skin.

Earlier on April 11, 2017, May 25, 2017 and May 2, 2018 Shakeel Bhai Mehndi Valley Special Bridal Cone was recalled by Health Canada. The agency advised anyone in possession of the recalled product to dispose of it in the garbage. Health Canada also warned sellers to immediately remove the product from stores without selling it.