Plastic or rubber repair kit recall

On April 20, 2011 Coghlan's Plastic or Rubber Repair Kit has been voluntarily recalled.

This recall involves Coghlan's Plastic or Rubber Repair Kit that consists of the following three parts: metal rasp, green rubber patches and a white tube of vinyl plastic and rubber cement with green writings and a fill weight of 8.5g (0.3 oz). The recalled product can be identified by item number 860BP and UPC 056389008601.

What is the danger?

This recall was not initiated through the Health Canada's auditing process, but was done at the company's request to notify the public about the deficiencies associated with the hazard labeling requirements of the recalled product.

The product lacks the hazard symbol (skull and crossbones) and appropriate size of the "DANGER" signal word up to 1.8 mm in height. This lack of labeling information could to lead to serious risks.

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

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it as per Municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines. You may contact your municipality for instructions on how to dispose of chemical products.

How many were sold and where?

It is estimated that 64,527 of the recalled products were sold at various retail stores across Canada. The recalled products were sold from March 2006 to April 2011.

This repair kit was manufactured in China. the importer is Coghlan's Ltd., of Winnipeg, Manitoba.