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Various home fragrance products by Hillhouse Naturals Farm, Ltd.

Starting date:
April 10, 2013
Posting date:
April 10, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Labelling and Packaging
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Various home fragrance products by Hillhouse Naturals Farm, Ltd.

Product description

This recall involves the following Hillhouse Naturals Farm products:
Hillhouse Naturals Reed Diffuser Oils Item Number
Balance BALDR
Birch BRDR
Bliss BLDR
Cashmere CSDR2
Christmas CMDR
Citrus C7DR
Evergreen Seedlings EVSDR
Floral  F5DR
Fresh Linen LNDR2
Fresh Pumpkin FPDR
Honey Suckle Moss  HMDR
Journey 918  J918DR
Lavender LVDR
Lush Gardenia  LGDR
Nurture  NTDR
Oceans Edge  OECR
Olive Leaf OLDR
Paperwhite  PWDR
Purity  PFDR
Whispering Pine WPDR
Woods  WDDR
Hillhouse Naturals Refresher Oils Item Number
Christmas CMO
Evergreen Seedlings EVSO
Fresh Pumpkin FPO
Honey Suckle Moss HMO
Hillhouse Naturals Fragance Mists Item Number
Acorn ACFM
Cashmere CSFM
Evergreen Seedlings EVSFM
Fresh Linen LNFM
Paperwhite PWFM


Hazard identified

The products do not carry the mandatory labelling as required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001. The containers lack the symbols and warnings required for toxic, flammable and irritant products as well as products in pressurized containers. These omissions could present a significant risk that may result in serious harm.

In addition to the lack of mandatory labelling, some of the reed diffuser oil products do not carry the required child-resistant closures and contain ingredients that can be hazardous if aspiration occurs.

Aspiration occurs when the product is coughed up or vomited after being ingested. This coughing/vomiting could cause small particles of the product to travel into the lungs and may result in serious health effects. Neither Hillhouse Naturals nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Information on how to help keep children safe from unintentional exposure to reed diffusers is available at Advising Canadians about Reed Diffusers.

General safety information on household chemicals can be found on Use household chemicals safely

Number sold

Approximately 402 of the reed diffuser oils, 90 of the refresher oils and 90 of the fragrance mists were sold in various stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2009 to December 2012.

Place of origin

United States


Hillhouse Naturals Farm, Ltd.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Hillhouse Naturals Farm, Ltd. for a free replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Hillhouse Naturals at 1-800-993-2767.