Consumer product recall

Bestine® Solvent and Thinner recalled due to lack of bilingual labelling and hazard information

Starting date:
December 10, 2019
Posting date:
December 10, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2019-12-10


  • Product:
    Bestine® Solvent and Thinner.
  • Issue:
    The product lacks the Canadian bilingual labelling and hazard information.
  • What to do:
    Immediately stop using the products and safely dispose of them in accordance with municipal waste requirements.

Affected products

Bestine® Solvent & Thinner 118 mL, 473 mL, 946 mL and 3.78 L

Product description

This recall involves Bestine® Solvent & Thinner, a liquid used for thinning or reducing rubber cement and for cleaning inks and adhesives from various surfaces, including plastics.

The product has a white, red and black label, and is available in 4 sizes. The UPC can be found on the back label of the product.

Recalled products:
Product UPC
Bestine Solvent and Thinner (118 mL) 0 89665 00238 3
Bestine Solvent and Thinner (473 mL) 0 89665 00201 7
Bestine Solvent and Thinner (946 mL) 0 89665 00202 4
Bestine Solvent and Thinner (3.78 L) 0 89665 00203 1

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 December 2, 2019 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 1232 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from June 2017 to November 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the USA.



Speedball Art Products LLC


North Carolina


Images (select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window)

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the products and safely dispose of them in accordance with municipal waste requirements.

For more information, consumers may contact Speedball Art Products LLC by telephone at 1-800-989-7224 Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, by email 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.