Consumer product recall

Kindred Spirits Wholesale recalls 2 oz collage shot glasses

Starting date:
April 1, 2014
Posting date:
April 1, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Collage Shot Glasses imported by Kindred Spirits Wholesale

Product description

This recall involves four styles of shot glasses imported and distributed by Kindred Spirits Wholesale. The shot glasses are 2 Oz in size and contain a collage of images from various outdoor scenes.

Each glass has lettering indicating one of the following:
Product Description Item Number
Prince Edward Island 75039
Nova Scotia 400008
Cape Breton 300008
New Brunswick 600008

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the recalled products contain lead and cadmium in excess of the allowable limits. These products were tested and determined to be non-compliant with the Glazed Ceramics and Glassware Regulations (GCGR) requirements for heavy metals.

Lead and cadmium are known to be very toxic metals, especially for children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths.

Neither Health Canada nor Kindred Spirits Wholesale has received reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these products.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit the Healthy Canadians page called Reduce your exposure to lead. Consumers may also visit Health Canada's Glazed Ceramics and Glassware Regulations - Dealer Information for information regarding the heavy metals in glazes.

Number sold

Approximately 616 of the recalled shot glasses were sold at various retailers in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 2013 to March 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Kindred Spirits Wholesale


Prince Edward Island


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Kindred Spirits Wholesale for a refund.

For additional information, consumers may contact Kindred Spirits Wholesale at 1-800-665-2663 between 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m AST Monday through Friday, or by email.

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.