EXPANDED RECALL: HOME-BOND and VIA-BOND Epoxy products recalled due to improper labelling and lack of child-resistant packaging

Starting date:
June 23, 2021
Posting date:
June 23, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Chemicals
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75599

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: HOME-BOND and VIA-BOND Epoxy Products.
  • Issue: The products do not meet the labelling requirements and the applicable child-resistant packaging requirements.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the products, keep them out of the reach of children and return any product to obtain a refund, or safely dispose of them.

Expansion of May 17, 2021 recall

Affected products

HOME-BOND MINI Epoxy Quick Setting Adhesive, HOME-BOND MINI Epoxy Slow Setting Adhesive, VIA-BOND MiniPoxy Quick Setting Epoxy Adhesive and VIA-BOND MiniPoxy Slow Setting Epoxy Adhesive

Product description

This recall involves HOME-BOND MINI Quick Setting Epoxy Adhesive #2040-188 (UPC 400020401885) and HOME-BOND MINI Slow Setting Epoxy Adhesive #2040-197 (UPC 400020401977) in dual-cartridge 6 mL red or blue syringes in red or blue packaging.

This recall also involves VIA-BOND MINIPOXY Quick Setting Epoxy 5 minutes Adhesive (UPC 0 68811 35000 4) and VIA-BOND MINIPOXY Slow Setting Epoxy Adhesive (UPC 0 68811 43000 3) in dual-cartridge 6 mL red or blue syringes in red/blue, yellow and white packaging.

The products are two-part adhesives consisting of an epoxy resin and a hardener.

Hazard identified

The recalled products do not meet the labelling requirements and the child-resistant packaging requirements of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

The lack of child-resistant packaging and appropriate labelling information could result in unintentional exposure to the products and lead to serious illness or injury, including death.

As of June 17, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 17,688 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2020 to January 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
VIA-CHEM
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA
Distributor
HOME-BOND was distributed by Home Hardware
St-Jacobs
CANADA
Manufacturer
Fort International (98951 Canada Inc.)
St Laurent
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the products, keep them out of the reach of children and return any product to obtain a refund, or safely dispose of them in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements.

Consumer Support can contact Fort International either by email at info@fort-international.com or by toll free number 1-844-332-3553.

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.