Consumer product recall

Swing Paints Ltd. recalls Klenk's Lacquer Thinner

Starting date:
September 15, 2015
Posting date:
September 15, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Klenk's Lacquer Thinner

Product description

This recall involves Klenk’s Lacquer Thinner sold in 1 L (UPC 6809789991) and 3.98 L (UPC 6809789994) formats. The product is packaged in a metal can with a red plastic twist-off cap with two lateral depressible tabs and a black cap base.

Hazard identified

The product does not meet child-resistant packaging requirements for consumer chemical products required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. The cap can be opened without having to engage the child-resistant tabs on the sides of the cap. This could result in unintentional exposure to the product and lead to serious illness, injury, or death.

Neither Health Canada nor Swing Paints Ltd. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 1,764 units were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2014 to August 2015 at various locations Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.



Swing Paints Ltd.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return unopened product to the point of purchase OR dispose of it according to municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines.

For additional information, consumers may contact Swing Paints Ltd. at 514-932-2157.

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.