Ducan Industries Ltd. recalls Ducan Rubber Sundeck Coating Top-Cote Colour Coat

Starting date:
July 27, 2017
Posting date:
July 27, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Ducan Top-Cote Colour Coat

Product description

This recall involves the following Top-Cote colour coats:
Brand Product Size UPC Identification
Ducan Top-Cote Grey 3.78 L 062047511048 Batch numbers started with 06 through 11. The first two digits of the batch numbers on the products represent the year the product was manufactured.
Top-Cote Grey 9.46 L 062047511109
Top-Cote Beige 3.78 L 062047512045
Top-Cote Beige 9.46 L 062047512106

Hazard identified

Ducan Industries identified that the recalled products contained lead in excess of allowable limits.

Under the Surface Coating Materials Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell a surface coating material that contains more than 90 mg/kg total lead. Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead, including anaemia (a deficiency of red blood cells) as well as brain and nervous system damage.

As of July 21, 2017, the company has received one report of the affected products containing excessive lead content in Canada.  Ducan Industries Ltd. has not received any reports of consumer injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 50,000 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from 2006 to 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.


Ducan Industries Ltd.
Port Coquitlam
British Columbia

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products.  The shelf life of the product is three years from the manufacturing date and the liquid coating gradually hardens in the can making the contents unusable.  Any unused products should be returned to Ducan for proper disposal.

For more information on the risks and preventive measures related to lead-based paint, visit the Government of Canada's website.

For additional information, consumers may contact Ducan Industries Ltd. by phone at 1-800-943-8226 (English) or1-800-943-8226 ext. 31 (French) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, or by email (English) / email (French). Consumers can also visit the company website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.