Hair product safety recall

On December 7, 2010 Health Canada recalled La Biosthetique Aerosol Hair Care Products.

The recall involves several La Biosthetique brand aerosol hair care products. The following hair care products come in pressurized containers with the name "Biosthetics" written on the side:

  • Formule Laque - 75 mL, 300 ml, 600 mL
  • Formule Laque Ultra Strong - 75 mL, 300 ml, 600 mL
  • Volume Mousse - 200 mL, 400 mL
  • Volume Booster - 200 mL, 400 mL
  • Fixateur Mousse - 200 mL, 400 mL
  • Molding Spray - 300 mL, 600 mL

What is the danger?

The above listed recalled products do not meet labelling requirements for potentially flammable and explosive products under Canadian law. This lack of labelling information, including appropriate warnings, could result in misuse of the product and lead to serious injury.

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

What do I do?

You should immediately 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.

For more information, here are two ways to contact the firm:

  • Consumers in Atlantic provinces, Quebec or Ontario may contact La Biosthetique at 1-877-561-2742.
  • Consumers in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba or Saskatchewan may contact La Biosthetique at 1-800-661-1424.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 10,714 units of the recalled products were distributed at various salons across Canada from June 2010 to October 2010.

These products were manufactured in Germany. The importers are J.F. Total Beauty of Lasalle, Quebec and Key Beauty Systems of Calgary, Alberta.