Consumer product recall

3M™ Scotchgard™ Heavy Duty Water Shield recalled due to missing Canadian bilingual labelling and hazard information

Starting date:
August 22, 2019
Posting date:
August 22, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2019-08-22


  • Product:
    3M Scotchgard Heavy Duty Water Shield.
  • Issue:
    The product lacks Canadian bilingual labelling and hazard information.
  • What to do:
    Immediately stop using the product and contact the company for a refund.

Affected products

3M Scotchgard Heavy Duty Water Shield with UPC 051125002004 sold in Canada

Product description

This recall involves 3M Scotchgard Heavy Duty Water Shield 10.5 oz (approximately 297 grams) aerosol can sold to Canadian consumers for use on fabrics for protection from the elements. The English only green and white product label features a blue tent, boat tarp and hiking gear. UPC 051125002004 can be found on the bottom of the can.

This recall does not include 3M Scotchgard Heavy Duty Water Shield with UPC 051125002004 sold to consumers in the United States.

Hazard identified

The recalled products do not meet the labelling requirements for consumer chemical products required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

This lack of labelling information could result in unintentional exposure to the product and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

As of August 13, 2019 the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injury.

Number sold

Approximately 2,167 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 2018 to August 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.



3M Canada Company




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact 3M Canada for instructions on how to return the product for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact the 3M Canada Product Information Center by telephone toll-free at 1-800-364-3577 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, or by visiting the company's 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.