Consumer product recall

Osmo Wood and Colour Canada Ltd. recalls Various Wood Finishing Products

Starting date:
September 4, 2018
Posting date:
September 4, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Various Osmo Wood Finishing Products

Product description

This recall involves various Osmo wood finishing products.

The following products are included in this recall:
Product Size
Osmo One Coat Only, Osmo Wood Wax Finish, Osmo Wood-Oil 125 mL, 375 mL, 750 mL, 2.5 L
Osmo TopOil 500 mL
Osmo Brush Cleaner and Thinner 1L
Osmo Sample Sachets 5 mL


Hazard identified

The recalled products do not have the proper consumer chemical hazard packaging and labelling required by the consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

All products except Osmo Brush Cleaner and Thinner lack the spontaneously combustible symbol and warnings required for flammable consumer chemicals. Products identified as spontaneously combustible may cause rags and cloths used with the product to burn on their own.

Osmo Brush Cleaner and Thinner contains hydocarbons in a level that can pose a danger to human health, especially children, if aspiration occurs. Aspiration occurs when the product is coughed up or vomited after being ingested. This coughing/vomiting causes small particles of the product to travel into the lungs and may result in severe health effects including pulmonary injury, chemical pneumonia or death.

As of August 24, 2018, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 18,200 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were distributed from 2015 to September 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany.



Osmo Wood and Colour Canada Ltd.





Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately contact Osmo Wood and Colour Canada Ltd. for a replacement label. Materials such as rags used with these products may begin to burn by themselves. After use, put rags in water or lay flat to dry, and then discard them.

For more information, consumers may contact Osmo Wood and Colour Canada Ltd. By telephone at 1-844-676-6226 (1-844-OSMOCAN), Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST 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.

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.