Consumer product recall

Sticky Spot tar & glue cleaner recalled due to excessively high flammability and inappropriate labelling

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Sticky Spot tar & glue cleaner
Consumer products - Labelling and packaging
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it according to local municipal hazardous waste requirements.

Affected products

This recall involves Sticky Spot tar & glue cleaner UPC 776028716031 and sold in the 500 mL format.


Health Canada's sampling and assessment program has determined that this product does not meet the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001) in Canada. Specifically, testing showed that the product was "very flammable". The manufacture, import, advertisement or sale of a highly flammable product is prohibited under the CCCR, 2001. Additionally, the product's label doesn't display the required toxicity labelling.

The highly flammable nature of the product could result in unintentional exposure to the product and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

As of November 27, 2023 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact an authorized Specialized retailer for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Laboratoire Hygienex Inc. by phone at 1-800-681-2332, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, or by e-mail at

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 consumers 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.

Additional information


Number Sold

The company reported that 8973 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from April, 2021 to November, 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Canada

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Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Consumer products - Chemicals

Manufacturer and Distributor

Laboratoire Hygienex inc.




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