The Spice Factory Pty Ltd — Hashmi Surma Eyeliner / Kohl

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Product description

Powdered eyeliner/kohl in a small bottle with cardboard backing.
Product is applied around the eyes using a small wand.
Eyeliner packaging front view
Eyeliner packaging back view

Reasons the product is recalled

The product contains a high concentration of lead.

The hazards to consumers

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 consumers should 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.


The Spice Factory Pty Ltd

Traders who sold this product

India At Home stores in Melbourne

Where the product was sold


Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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