Car polish recall

Alu Buff and Aqua Chrome aluminum and chrome car polish recalled

On September 16, 2010 Health Canada recalled the chrome and aluminum polish used on cars and distributed under the two following brand names:

  • "Alu Buff" sold under the brand name Auto-Chem Inc. in a 250 mL white plastic bottle with a white cap and can be identified by the product number 607-008 and the UPC 2710860708.
  • "Aqua Chrome" sold under the brand name AquaPro in a 500 mL white plastic bottle with a white cap and can be identified by the product number 8060 and the UPC 2710808060.

What is the danger?

Health Canada has advised that their auditing process has revealed that these products do not meet the mandatory warning labelling and child-resistant container requirements, as required under Canadian law.

These containers are not child-resistant and are missing hazard labelling explaining how to safely use the products. These omissions present a risk that can result in serious and irreversible harm.

At the time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these products.

What do I do?

You should immediately stop using the recalled products and dispose of them as per Municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines. If you are not sure of those guidelines then contact your municipality for instructions on disposing of these products.

If you want more information, you may contact Auto-Chem Inc. at 1-888-278-2776, or visit the company website .

How many of these have been sold and where?

About 4,569 of the recalled products were sold at different retail stores in Canada from January 2009 to September 2010. The products were manufactured in Canada and the company is Auto-Chem Inc. of Le Gardeur, Quebec.