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Expanded Recall:  TAHA International Inc., Nutrifresh West Ltd. and PAK National Foods Ltd. recalls Shakeel Bhai Mehndi Waley – Bridal Special Henna Cone

Starting date:
May 25, 2017
Posting date:
May 25, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Expansion of recall posted April 11, 2017 to include additional importers.

Affected products

Shakeel Bhai Mehndi Waley – Bridal Special Henna Cone

Product description

This recall involves the "Shakeel Bhai Mehndi 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 Mehndi Waley, TM NO. 329614".  The products were sold by several importers throughout Canada.

Hazard identified

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

As of April 4, 2017, TAHA International has received one reported incident in Canada.  As of May 24, 2017 neither Nutrifresh West Ltd. nor PAK National Foods Ltd. have received any reports of injuries or incidents in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 20,022 units were distributed to retailers across Canada.There may be additional units sold by other retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2015 to May 2017 at various ethnic stores across Canada.There may be other importers in addition to the ones listed in this recall.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Pakistan.


S.Y. & Sons
TAHA International Inc.
Nutrifresh West Ltd
Pak National Foods Ltd.
British Columbia

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the products and dispose of them in regular household garbage.

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.