Green's Rock & Lapidary Ltd. recalls Actinolite (Asbestos) Collectable Mineral Samples
- Starting date:
- February 25, 2015
- Posting date:
- February 25, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Chemical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Actinolite (asbestos) collectable rock mineral samples
This recall involves asbestos collectable rock samples labelled as “Actinolite”.
Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that this product contains asbestos. Exposure to asbestos and asbestos fibres presents a significant long term health risk to exposed individuals when present in ambient air in considerable concentration. A prolonged exposure to high concentrations of airborne asbestos fibres has been linked to such health problems as asbestosis (a scarring of the lungs), lung cancer, mesothelioma (a rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdomen) and possibly gastrointestinal cancers.
Neither Health Canada nor Green's Rock & Lapidary Ltd. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.
For more information on the risks and symptoms of asbestos exposure, visit Health Risks of Asbestos.
An unknown quantity of the recalled products was sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The time period over which the recalled products were sold is unknown.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Canada.
Green's Rock & Lapidary Ltd.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately dispose of the recalled product in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements or contact Green's Rock & Lapidary at 1-403-571-7625 for additional information.
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.