Recalls and alerts more than 4 years old are automatically archived. While this information can still be accessed in the database, it has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.
- Starting date:
- May 16, 2013
- Posting date:
- May 16, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Children's Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety, Contamination
- General Public
- Identification number:
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:
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.
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.
Ugarit, La Maison de l'Artisanat Inc.
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.
- Date modified: