Consumer product recall

Raincoast Alternatives recalls Saicos Wood Oil products

Starting date:
February 2, 2017
Posting date:
February 2, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Saicos Furniture Oil, Saicos Special Wood Oil, Saicos Premium Hardwax Oil

Product description

Saicos Furniture Oil, Saicos Special Wood Oil, Saicos Premium Hardwax Oil Products used to finish wood surfaces containing drying oils
Description Size
Saicos Furniture Oil 0.3L
Saicos Special Wood Oil (0110) 125 ml, 0.75L
Saicos Premium Hardwax Oil (3200NA) 125 ml, 0.75L, 2.5L

Hazard identified

Health Canada’s inspection program has found the recalled products do not have proper hazard labelling required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA).

The products contain drying oils which can undergo spontaneous heating, leading to ignition of the product. The lack of required warnings could lead to improper use of the product and present a flammability hazard leading to serious injury or fire.

Materials used with the product, such as rags, may spontaneously self-ignite, even with no source of ignition like a spark or flame.

As of January 27, 2017 neither Health Canada nor Raincoast Alternatives has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

An unknown number of the recalled products have been sold.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2014 to January 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany



Raincoast Alternatives


British Columbia



Saicos Colour GmbH



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Raincoast Alternatives to obtain a compliant label. After applying the product, consumers should place rags in water or lay them flat to dry before disposing of them.

For more information, consumers may contact Raincoast Alternatives at 250.890.0422 between 9 am and 4:30 pm PST Monday through Friday or email. Consumers can also visit the company’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.