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RECALL: WD-40 products recalled for lack of child-resistant packaging


January 16, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton


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January 16, 2014 – Health Canada is notifying the public that WD-40 Company (Canada) Ltd. is recalling WD-40 multi-use product equipped with smart straw and 3-in-one garage door lubricant equipped with smart straw, as the recalled products are not packaged in a child-resistant container as required by Canadian law.

The lack of child-resistant packaging could result in unintentional aspiration toxicity if ingested by a child and may lead to serious injuries, says Health Canada.

The recalled units include:
• WD-40 multi-use product with smart straw
226g, item number 01058, UPC 061536010581
325g, item number 01053, UPC 061536010536
• 3–in-one garage door lubricant with smart straw
331 g, item number 01043, UPC 061536010437

According to Health Canada, 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.

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

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 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.

Images courtesy Health Canada



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