Artego hair products recall

Artego aerosol hair care products recall

August 19 2010 Health Canada declared a recall on certain Artego Styling Tools aerosol hair care products. The hair care products have a red top and come in a white aerosol container with "Artego" written on the side. The products recalled include the following:

  • Hair Force Mousse 250 ml UPC 8032605276360
  • Miracle Mousse 250 ml UPC 8032605276506
  • Up and Down Hairspray 100 ml UPC 8032605276391
  • Up and down Hairspray 250 ml UPC 8032605276384
  • Up and down Hairspray 400 ml UPC 8032605276377
  • Hot Shot Hairspray 100 ml UPC 8032605276421
  • Hot Shot Hairspray 250 ml UPC 8032605276414
  • Hot Shot Hairspray 500 ml UPC 8032605276407

What is the danger?

These products do not meet labelling requirements for potentially flammable and explosive products under Canadian law. The concern is that this lack of labelling information, including appropriate warnings, could result in misuse of the product and lead to serious injury. At this point Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

What do I do?

You should stop using the products and return them to the place of purchase for a replacement label. You may also dispose of the product as per Municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines if you do not want a new label. You can contact Artego at 1-888-735-4247, by email at moc.ylppuscto|onid#moc.ylppuscto|onid or visit the Artego website.

How many units and where was it sold?

Beauty schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan purchased approximately 10,250 units of the recalled products. The product was sold from March 2009 to August 2010. It was manufactured in Italy by Unicompany S.P.A. of Italy and distributed by Oriac Trading Co. of Edmonton, Alberta.