Sierra Citronella Oil recalled due to potential leakage and aspiration hazard

Starting date:
May 25, 2021
Posting date:
May 25, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Chemicals
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75647

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Sierra Citronella Oil.
  • Issue: The container may leak after opening when not stored in the upright position, posing an aspiration hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to any Home Depot store to obtain a refund or safely dispose of the product in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements.

Affected products

Sierra Citronella Oil

Product description

This recall involves Sierra Citronella Oil sold in a 1.89 L black bottle with a white cap. The model number is 1903 and UPC is 808862219031. 

Hazard identified

The recalled product does not meet the leak test requirements for consumer chemical products required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. These products pose an aspiration hazard if inhaled or ingested. Leaks from the container could result in unintentional exposure to the product and lead to serious illness or injury, including death.

Aspiration into the lungs can occur when the product enters the lungs directly or is coughed up or vomited after being ingested. This coughing/vomiting could cause small particles of the product to travel into the lungs. This may result in serious health effects.

As of May 11, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 28,043 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from March 2020 to April 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada

Companies

Retailer
Home Depot Canada Inc.
Toronto
CANADA
Distributor
Jay Trends Sales
Dorval
Quebec
CANADA
Manufacturer
Formula A
Pointe Claire
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to any Home Depot store to obtain a refund or safely dispose of the product in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements. 

For more information, consumer may contact Jay Trends Sales at 1-877-387-3639, Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST, Friday 8:30 am to 2:00 pm EST or by email: custserv@jaytrends.com.

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.