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WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd. recalls WD-40 Multi-Use Product equipped with "Smart Straw" and 3-in-One Garage Door Lubricant equipped with "Smart Straw"

Starting date:
January 15, 2014
Posting date:
January 15, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Chemicals
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Improper Safety Mechanisms
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37451

Affected products

WD-40 Multi-Use Product equipped with "Smart Straw" and 3–in-One Garage Door Lubricant equipped with "Smart Straw"

Product description

WD-40 Multi-Use Product with "Smart Straw" is sold in a container with blue and yellow packaging.  The product comes in two sizes and can be identified by the item number and UPC on the back of the package as follows:

WD-40 Multi-Use Product with "Smart Straw" affected by this recall:
Weight Item Number UPC
226 g 01058 061536010581
325 g 01053 061536010536
400 g 01019 061536010192

3–in-One Garage Door Lubricant with "Smart Straw" is sold in a container with black, brown and red packaging.  The product comes in one size and can be identified by the item number and UPC on the back of the package as follows:

3–in-One Garage Door Lubricant with "Smart Straw" affected by this recall:
Weight Item Number UPC
331 g 01043 061536010437

This recall applies to products sold to household consumers.

This recall does NOT apply to WD-40 aerosol products containing the can with the red cap and removable straw, as these products meet the requirements of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001.

Hazard identified

Health Canada has determined that the recalled products are not packaged in a child-resistant container as required by Canadian law.

As the recalled products contain ingredients that pose an aspiration hazard, the products must be packaged in a child-resistant container.  The lack of child-resistant packaging could result in unintentional aspiration toxicity if ingested by a child and may lead to serious injuries.

Neither Health Canada nor WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd. has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 2.3 million units of the WD-40 Multi-Use Product equipped with "Smart Straw" have been sold in Canada since 2006.

Approximately 300,000 units of the 3-in-One Garage Door Lubricant equipped with "Smart Straw" have been sold in Canada since 2007.

Time period sold

The WD-40 Multi-Use Product equipped with "Smart Straw" was sold in Canada from 2006 to December 2013.

The 3-in-One Garage Door Lubricant equipped with "Smart Straw" was sold in Canada from 2007 to December 2013.

Place of origin

Both products are manufactured and packaged in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
WD-40 Company
Delaware
UNITED STATES
Importer
WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd.
Etobicoke
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Retail consumers should immediately place the products in a safe place, locked up out of the reach of children, and contact WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd. at 1-866-210-0538 or at firm's website to receive a free gift card by providing information from the product container.  Once the company has been contacted, or if retail consumers do not wish to contact WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd., the recalled products should be disposed of in accordance with Municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.