Powdered eyeliner/kohl in a small bottle with cardboard backing.
Product is applied around the eyes using a small wand.
What are the defects?
The product contains a high concentration of lead.
What are the hazards?
Exposure to lead can result in acute (short term) and chronic (long term) poisoning. Adults and children can be affected, but the symptoms are most severe in children and babies of women exposed while they were pregnant. Poisoning can occur after a single exposure.
Symptoms of acute lead poisoning include muscle pain, fatigue, abdominal pain, headache, nausea/vomiting, seizures and coma.
Symptoms of chronic lead poisoning include irritability, lack of energy, loss of appetite, learning disabilities, behavioural problems, poor coordination and impaired growth.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should stop using this product immediately and seek medical advice, especially if they experience any of the above symptoms.
If you have used the product, wash with running water any area of your body that has been exposed to the product e.g. eyes, skin or hair.
Return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.