Recalls and alerts more than 4 years old are automatically archived. While this information can still be accessed in the database, it has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

TAHA International Inc. recalls Shakeel Bhai Mehandi Waley - Bridal Special Henna Cone

Starting date:
April 11, 2017
Posting date:
April 11, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Identification number:

Affected products

Shakeel Bhai Mehandi Waley – Bridal Special Henna Cone

Product description

This recall involves the "Shakeel Bhai Mehandi Waley Bridal Special Henna Cone" products.

The product is sold in a red triangular shaped cardboard package and is labelled "Special Bridal Cone – Shakeel Bhai Mehandi Waley".

Hazard identified

The recalled product contains phenol which is a prohibited Hotlist ingredient. Phenolic compounds are known as skin sensitizer and can produce chemical burns (corrosive action) to the skin.

As of April 4, 2017, Health Canada has received one reported incident related to the use of this product. The company has received one incident in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 10,350 units were distributed to retailers in various locations in Quebec and Ontario.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2015 to April 2017 at various ethnic stores in Ontario and Quebec.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Pakistan.


S.Y. & Sons
TAHA International Inc.

Images (select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window)

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and dispose of it.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.