Consumer product recall

FAROUK Systems Inc. recalls CHI Tea Tree Blow Dry Primer Lotion

Starting date:
April 13, 2017
Posting date:
April 13, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

CHI brand Tea Tree Blow Dry Primer Lotion

Product description

This voluntary recall involves the CHI-brand Tea Tree Blow Dry Primer Lotion.  This product is a moisturizing hair lotion sold in 177 millilitre (mL) containers with barcode 633911762950.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program revealed this recalled lotion contains the preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI) at a concentration exceeding the current limit set out by Health Canada. MI is a strong sensitizer which may pose a significant risk of inducing allergic reactions and skin irritation.

As of March 30 2017, the company has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Visit the Health Canada Advisory for related  information on the potential for sensitization with methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylychloroisthiazolinone (MCI).

Number sold

Approximately 680 units of the recalled cosmetic products were sold at retail stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled cosmetics were sold from November 2015 to March 2017.

Place of origin

Product manufactured in United States.



FAROUK Systems, Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using this recalled cosmetic product and return the product to where it was purchased to get a full refund.

Customers may contact Farouk Systems Inc. by calling 1-800-237-9175.

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.

Health Canada informing Canadians of risks related to certain preservatives in cosmetic, non-prescription and natural health products

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