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RCR International Inc. recalls Topsi Clean Pilot synthetic Chamois

Starting date:
October 1, 2015
Posting date:
October 1, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Topsi Clean Pilot synthetic Chamois

Product description

This recall involves the following Topis Clean Pilot PVA drying towels (synthetic Chamois):

  • 16.5" X 12.25" (model number TCTM44);
  • 24" X 17" (model number TCTSC2412).

Hazard identified

The ingredient used to wet the fabric may contaminate the product and cause mould growth.

Neither RCR International Inc. nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

A total of 7,356 synthetic Chamois were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2015 to September 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


RCR International, Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the synthetic Chamois. If the product has already been opened, consumers may throw away the product or hand-wash the towel properly with an antibacterial soap. If the product has not been opened, they may contact RCR International Inc. to obtain a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact RCR International Inc. at 450-670-0757, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (EST) Monday to Friday, or by email.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.