Consumer product recall

Masterchem Industries LLC recalls various Kilz Aerosol Primers

Starting date:
June 30, 2016
Posting date:
June 30, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Flammability Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Kilz Complete, Kilz Original and Kilz Odourless Aerosol Primers

Product description

This recall involves Kilz Aerosol Primers.

The following products are included in this recall
Product Name Product Number UPC
Kilz Complete Primer/Sealer/Stainblocker L101348C 051652001396
Kilz Original Primer/Sealer/Stainblocker 10024 051652100242
Kilz Odourless Oil-Base Stainblocker 10314 051652103144


Hazard identified

Health Canada's inspection process has revealed that Kilz Complete Primer/Sealer/Stainblocker does not meet the requirements under Canadian law with respect to flame projection.

Additional testing by the company identified two additional products, Kilz Original Primer/Sealer/Stainblocker and Kilz Odourless Oil-Base Stain Blocker with the same flammability hazard.

"Flame projection" is the flame that results from the ignition of the chemical that is discharged from the spray container. The length of the flame projection generated by these products exceeds the Canadian regulated limit thereby posing a potential fire hazard.

The products are prohibited because they are too hazardous for household use and may lead to property damage, injury or death.

Neither Health Canada nor Masterchem Industries LLC has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 840,954 units of the recalled aerosol primers were sold at home improvement stores across Canada since 2011.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from 1990 to June 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in USA.



Masterchem Industries LLC




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Masterchem for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may call Masterchem Customer Service at 1-866-977-3711 Option 2, from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST Monday through Friday and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 PST Saturday, send an e-mail, or visit the firm's website.

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.