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Consumer product recall

Kama Pigments recalls Lead white oil paint and Lead white pigment

Starting date:
January 15, 2014
Posting date:
January 15, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Labelling and Packaging
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Kama Pigments Lead white oil paint and Lead white pigment

Product description

This recall involves the following products:
Product Name Size Catalogue Number UPC
Lead white oil paint 1 L PH-500345-E 825250054456
Lead white oil paint 37 mL tube PH-500345-P 825250054395
Lead white oil paint 125 mL tube PH-500345-T 825250054425
Lead white pigment Pw1 1/8 lb PS-IN0065-A 825250065902
Lead white pigment Pw1 1/4 lb PS-IN0065-B 825250065933
Lead white pigment Pw1 1/2 lb PS-IN0065-C 825250065964
Lead white pigment Pw1 1 lb PS-IN0065-D 825250065995

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the recalled paint and pigment contain lead and do not have the required warning statements for lead on their labels. Paints used by adults in arts, crafts or hobbies that contain lead over a specified level are required by Canadian law to have bilingual warning statements on their labels.

The lack of appropriate English and French warnings on the label could result in the products being used improperly, and thereby unintentionally exposing the user to lead. Lead is a toxic heavy metal and can cause adverse health effects if ingested.

Neither Health Canada nor Kama Pigments has received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of the recalled products.

Number sold

Approximately 230 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2009 to December 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.



Kama Pigments




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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled products and contact the manufacturer, Kama Pigments, at 1-866-972-2173 to obtain a corrective label.

Please note that under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, recalled products cannot be 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.