A Nail Salon in Maple Ridge is accused of Health Code Violations & Illegal Termination of Employment
May 12, 2016: We have updated the Story with New Information. Read the updated version of this story: https://wnewsnetwork.com/canada/your-bc/2016/05/12/new-updates-local-bc-nail-salon/1496650
WNewsNetwork (Maple Ridge, BC)– A huge controversy is brewing at TnT Nails on Lougheed Highway near Tim Hortons in Maple Ridge in regards to allegations of Health Code Violations.
According to Kara who spoke to WNewsNetwork on agreement that we did not used her last name in the story, she went to the TnT Nails to get her nails done last Thursday January 28. After getting her manicure done, the employee who was doing her nails was about to do a pedicure when Kara noticed that after cleaning the Nail Polished from an previous nail job, that there were two fungal infections on her left feet.
So Kara asked Jane Doe, one of employee working in the store who said to Kara “it does look right and you should go to the doctor to check it out.”
We come across this post that was posted on Protecting Maple Ridge, a Facebook Group with over 3,300 members. WNews spoke to Kara to ask for more information on the matter.
According to Kara, The Owner’s wife come over said that it was okay to go with the pedicure after being asked by Kara if it was okay to go ahead.
After she left, the employee was yelled at & fired by the owner for suggesting that Kara go see a doctor.
Kara also told WNewsNetwork that she believes she got the fungal infection at TnT Nails salon.
According to sources close to WNewsNetwork, TnT Nails violated BC Health Codes laws by reusing the Parafin by reboiling it. We received video and photos of the practice from former employee Jane Doe (We are using Jane Doe for the protection of the employee as it was requested that we do).
TnT Nails also reused used Paraffin into a bucket and then place into a fridge. The company did not used protection gloves when they did the practices according to the video sent to us.
According to Doe, the owners only care about profit and not for the safety of their customers.
The owners knew that their actions were unethical and dangerous that promoted the spread of possible infectious diseases among their clients.
Here’s a statement from Jane Doe:
“Do you remember when they do the pedicure they put the paraffin on your foot? The health policy is to discard the paraffin after each use, but I know that they do not discard the paraffin. Instead of discarding the paraffin, they put the used paraffin in the fridge and then just boil the paraffin and reuse it. The owners of TnT know that their actions are unethical and dangerous because it promotes the spread of infectious diseases among their clients but they only care about profit and are willing to jeopardize their clients health just to save money.” Jane Doe- Former Employee.
There’s are also reports that other customers getting Fungal infections after getting their Nails done at TnT Nails.
Fraser Health responded to a request for a statement in which they follow up on complains and that personal Services establishments must follow the act.
The also said that TnT Nails had a low risk in August 2015 during a visit.
“Under the Public Health Act, we have a responsibility to ensure personal service establishments follow regulations outlined within the Act.
Inspections are conducted based on priority and their frequency can be anywhere from once every two years to once every six months. If concerns are raised during a routine inspection, a follow-up inspection and/or other enforcement strategies may be used.”- Jacqueline Blackwell (Fraser Health Public Affairs)
Video from Jane Doe:
February 1st at 8:45pm: Added Video and Statement from Fraser Health.
February 1st at 8am: Fixed some errors in the statement and added information.
January 31 at 11:30pm: Clarify that Kara spoke to WNewsNetwork regarding the story. We also clarified the location of the Nail Salon. We also added that many customers reported getting fungal infections from the Salon.
We requested for an interview from TnT Owners, but they decline to comment at the time of publishing