Orient brushes

Starting date:
May 16, 2013
Posting date:
May 16, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Contamination
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-29223

Affected products

"Orient" brushes

Product description

This recall involves "Orient" brand brushes of various styles and includes 48 models bearing the codes BR00 to BR47. The products are packaged in a green and white plastic sleeve. The handle of the brush is dark green.

The brushes measure 15 cm to 17 cm, with a diameter that varies depending on the model. The recalled brushes are identified by the following UPC codes:

  • 625603015000,
  • 625603015017,
  • 625603015024,
  • 625603015031,
  • 625603015048,
  • 625603015055,
  • 625603015062,
  • 625603015079,
  • 625603015086,
  • 625603015093,
  • 625603015109,
  • 625603015116,
  • 625603015123,
  • 625603015130,
  • 625603015147,
  • 625603015154,
  • 625603015161,
  • 625603015178,
  • 625603015185,
  • 625603015192,
  • 625603015208,
  • 625603015215,
  • 625603015222,
  • 625603015239,
  • 625603015246,
  • 625603015253,
  • 625603015260,
  • 625603015277,
  • 625603015284,
  • 625603015291,
  • 625603015307,
  • 625603015314,
  • 625603015321,
  • 625603015338,
  • 625603015345,
  • 625603015352,
  • 625603015369,
  • 625603015376,
  • 625603015383,
  • 625603015390,
  • 625603015406,
  • 625603015413,
  • 625603015420,
  • 625603015437,
  • 625603015444,
  • 625603015451,
  • 625603015468,
  • 625603015475

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the paint on the brushes contain lead in excess of the allowable limit. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Neither Health Canada nor Ugarit, La Maison de l'Artisanat Inc. has received any reports of incidents or illnesses to Canadians related to the use of these brushes.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Reduce your exposure to lead.

Number sold

Approximately 117,895 of the recalled brushes were sold at various stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled brushes were sold from March 2011 to April 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Ugarit, La Maison de l'Artisanat Inc.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled brushes away from children. The brushes should be safely disposed of in regular household garbage.

For more information, consumers may contact Ugarit, La Maison de l'Artisanat Inc. by telephone at 1-800-263-0363.