Consumer product recall

Expanded Recall: ITW Permatex recalls Permatex® Rust Dissolver Gel

Starting date:
January 5, 2018
Posting date:
January 5, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Labelling and Packaging
General Public
Identification number:

Expansion of November 22, 2017 recall

Affected products

Permatex Rust Dissolver Gel

Product description

This recall involves Permatex® Rust Dissolver Gel which is intended to dissolve rust on metals and alloys and rinse off with water. The product is in a 236 mL cylindrical bottle with screw cap and foil seal. The dimensions are approximately 12 cm high and 6 cm in diameter. The product has a rust/silver coloured label.

Please note that this is an expanded recall involving item numbers not included in the previous recall.

The following items are included in this recall.
Product Item Number UPC
* indicates products that were included in the previous recall on November 22, 2017.
Permatex Rust Dissolver Gel 29234* 068161292344*
80594 068161805940

Hazard identified

The recalled product does not meet the labelling and child-resistant packaging requirements for consumer chemical products as set out in the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001.

As of January 3, 2018, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 73,819 units of the affected products were sold in Canada, of which 9,822 were involved in the previous recall.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 4, 2008 to December 19, 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.



ITW Permatex

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

6875 Parkland Blvd






ITW Permatex Canada

Halton Hills



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return the product to the original location of purchase or dispose at the nearest Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Depot.

For more information about the recall, consumers can contact ITW Permatex Canada Customer Service at 905-693-8900 or 800-924-6994.

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.

ITW Permatex recalls Permatex® Rust Dissolver Gel

2017-11-22 | Consumer products