You may have them in your cupboards. Maybe, you use them, still. Beware: they are dangerous, illegal, harmful… and are the subject of a recall or ban by the European sanitary authorities. Underneath, you may find all the cosmetic product targeted by the RAPEX alert system this week: henna contaminated with bacteria.
Brand: Manzoor A-1
Name: Zarqa Henna
Batch number: 2222
• Country of origin: Pakistan
• Notifying country: Ireland
Risk type: Bacteriological
The product contains an excessive level of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value: 93000 cfu/g) and yeast and mould (measured value: 2400 cfu/g). If used on damaged skin, or if it comes into contact with the eyes or mucoses, the product may cause infection or irritation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures ordered by economic operators: withdrawal of the product from the market (by retailer).
• Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Rapport 29, European Comission, 19/07/2019