Consumer product recall

Bob Smith Industries cyanoacrylate glues recalled due to lack of child-resistant packaging

Starting date:
April 20, 2020
Posting date:
April 20, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2020-04-27


  • Product:
    Bob Smith Industries cyanoacrylate glues.
  • Issue:
    Some cyanoacrylate glues are not packaged in child-resistant containers.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and dispose of it according to municipal hazardous waste guidelines.

Affected products

Various Bob Smith Industries cyanoacrylate glues

Product description

This recall involves various types and sizes of Bob Smith Industries cyanoacrylate glues in a white opaque bottle with either blue, purple, pink, brown, turquoise or gold coloured labels. Only cyanoacrylate glues without a child-resistant container are affected.

Recalled producs:
Products UPC
Insta-Cure™ Super Thin (various sizes) 707336101004, 707336102001,  707336103008, 70733614005
Insta-Cure+™ Gap Filling (various sizes) 707336106009, 707336107006, 707336108003, 707336109000
Maxi-Cure™ Extra Thick (various sizes) 707336111003, 707336112000, 707336113007, 707336114004
IC-2000™ Black Rubber 707336118002
Insta-Flex™ 707336119009
Super-Gold™ Odourless (various sizes) 707336121002, 707336122009, 707336123006


Hazard identified

The recalled products do not meet the child-resistant packaging requirements for quick-skin bonding adhesives required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

This type of glue is capable of bonding skin instantly. The lack of child-resistant packaging could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness or injury.

As of April 2, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 73 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 2016 to April 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.



PM Hansen

4-11191 Horseshoe Way



British Columbia


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

Affected: Bob Smith Industries Insta-Cure™ Super Thin (various sizes) without child-resistant container (right). 
Not affected: Insta-Cure™ Super Thin (various sizes) with child resistant Container (left)

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and dispose of it according to municipal hazardous waste guidelines.

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.