Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dangerous Shampoos - Some of them are sold in Kuwait also.

As many as 17 shampoo brands of Chinese, Indian and Iranian companies have been ordered withdrawn from the market as laboratory tests revealed they contained high percentage of carcinogenic Dioxane 1.4.

The Director of Public Health and Safety Department in Dubai Municipality, Redha Salman, said the Secretariat-General of UAE Municipalities and other relevant departments across the country have been informed of the names, brands, batch numbers, and the country of origin of these shampoos.

“We have taken these shampoos of the shelves and necessary measures are being taken to prevent such products from entering the country. Distribution agents of these brands have been notifed,” said Salman.

He added that Dubai Municipality conducts periodic laboratory tests on samples of all products that enter the emirate’s market, and takes necessary measures to stop all products that contain banned materials.

Among the brands withdrawn from the market are Olive Essence Shampoo (Ruoshan brand), Ginseng Essence Shampoo (Roushan brand), Gornia Shampoo (Gornia brand), Eggs Shampoo (Cooler brand), Herbals Gentle Baby Shampoo (Himalaya), Herbal Shampoo with Cedar and Myrtle Extract and Glycerine (Sehat brand, Batch Nos. 1879, 1367), Herbals Gentle Baby Shampoo (Himalaya brand), Protein Shampoo Normal Hair (Himalaya), Himalaya Herbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo-Greasy Hair (Himalaya, Batch Nos.

K038002, K038003), Sehat Almond Shampoo, Sehat Cedar Shampoo, Sehat Sedr Shampoo (Batch Nos.1879, 1367) and Sehat Henna Shampoo.