Belle Chemical Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide recalled due to lack of Bilingual Labelling and Child-Resistant Packaging

Starting date:
June 5, 2020
Posting date:
June 5, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Chemicals
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-73265

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Belle Chemical Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium hydroxide packaged in zip closure bags.
  • Issue: Products do not have required child resistant closures.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Belle Chemical to receive a container with a child resistant closure.

Affected products

Belle Chemical Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide products

Product description

Belle Chemical Sodium Hydroxide packaged in white bag with zip closure

UPC: 864698000342
SKU: CA-LYE-16

Belle Chemical Potassium Hydroxide packaged in black bag with zip closure

UPC: 857329007162
SKU: N4-9OV8-1ZYL

 

Hazard identified

The recalled product does not meet the labelling and child-resistant packaging requirements for corrosive chemicals required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

This type of chemical product is capable of burning eyes or skin. The lack of child-resistant packaging could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness or injury including death.

As of May 27th 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 9196 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from May, 2018 to May, 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America

Companies

Manufacturer
Belle Chemical
5229 King Ave W
Billings
Montana
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Belle Chemical to receive a new container with a child resistant closure.

Consumers may contact Belle Chemical by phone at 1-877-522-2233, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) or by email.

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 or concerns 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.