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Redken 5th Avenue Guts 10 Volume Spray Mousse Foam

Starting date:
April 20, 2011
Posting date:
April 20, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

Redken 5th Avenue Guts 10 Volume Spray Mousse Foam

Product description

This recall involves Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Mousse Foam sold in a fill weight of 300g (10.58 oz) and 60 g (2 oz.) size cans. The hair styling product was sold in a silver container with black writing. "Redken" and "10" are printed on the front of the product.

The product can be identified by UPC 743877054218 (300 g size can) and UPC 743877054232 (60 g size can), as well as a lot code printed on the bottom of the can. Lot codes included in this recall include:

  • Any can with lot codes that does not contain a G or H as the third digit
  • Any can with the following lot codes: 32G10Y, 32G11Y, 32G20Y, 32G21Y, 32G23Y, 32G40Y, 32G41Y, 32G60Y, 32G61Y, 32G62Y, 32G70Y.

Hazard identified

The aerosol container's liner can corrode over time, posing a risk of the can rupturing and expelling its contents.

In the United States, Redken has received 41 reports of cans rupturing. However, no injuries have been reported.

Neither L'Oréal Canada Inc.nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these spray mousse cans.

Number sold

Approximately 179 758 units of the recalled Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Mousse Foam cans were sold at various hair salons and beauty supply stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Mousse Foam cans were sold from September 2001 to April 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


Redken 5th Avenue NYC
New York
New York
Tel: 1-866-973-3536
L'Oréal Canada Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product, record the product lot code, and contact Redken for instructions on receiving a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers can discard the contents by spraying it into a waste container in a well ventilated area, or should dispose of the empty container as per municipal hazardous waste guidelines.

For more information, consumers may contact Redken toll-free at 1-866-973-3536 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.