Guitar string lubricant product recall

On June 2, 2011 "Tone" Finger-ease Guitar String Lubricant has been recalled by Health Canada.

This recall involves "Tone" Finger-ease Guitar String Lubricant by distributed by Jam Industries. The lubricant comes in a 71g pressurized aerosol container with a white and red label and a black cap. It is identifiable by the UPC 786141220223.

What is the danger?

An inspection by Health Canada has determined that the recalled product does not meet the hazard symbols and bilingual labeling requirements for consumer chemical products under Canadian law.

The product lacks the appropriate English and French warnings along with hazard symbols required for flammable products. In addition, the current hazard labeling is not positioned or sized properly according to the Regulations. These omissions could present a significant risk that may result in serious injuries.

At time of the recall neither Jam Industries nor Health Canada has received any reports of illnesses or injuries related to the use of these products.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the affected product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If you want more information, you may contact Coast Music Customer Service at 1-800-363-8460.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 31,274 of the affected products were sold at various retailers across Canada. The recalled products were sold from January 2000 to May 2011.

This lubricant was manufactured in United States. The manufacturer is Chem-Pak Inc. of Martinsburg, West Virginia. The distributor is JAM Industries/Coast Music of Baie D'Urfé, Quebec.

If the manufacturer and/or distributor have product recall insurance coverage then the costs involved with this recall can be presented as a claim under their commercial general liability insurance. The purpose of running a business is to be able to continue operations and make a profit. Do consider carefully this type of insurance if you manufacture, distribute or retail products to consumers. Turners Tips recommends that you take control of your insurance.