Consumer product recall

Vanpak Limited recalls various Cosmetic products in pressurised containers.

Starting date:
November 15, 2018
Posting date:
November 15, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Various Axe Deodorant Body Sprays, Gillette Foamy Regular Shave Cream and Barbasol Thick & Rich Shaving Cream products missing the required hazard labelling (see image below).

NOTE: This recall does not include products that have the required hazard labelling.

Product description


This recall involves only the following products without the required hazard labelling bearing the UPC listed below
Product Volume UPC
Axe- Deodorant body spray- Axe Twist 150 ml 8 718114 148304
Axe- body spray- Axe Dark Temptation 150 ml 8 717644 256152
Axe- body spray- Axe Black 150 ml 8 712561 614122
Axe- body spray- Alaska 150 ml 8 712561 249140
Apollo Axe-Dry-Antiperspirant 150 ml 6 001087 352086
Axe- Deodorant body spray- Axe Peace 150 ml 8 712561 194594
Axe- Deodorant body spray- Axe Peace new 150 ml 8 712561 194594
Gillette Foamy Regular shave cream 56 g 0 474001 45009
Barbasol Thick & Rich Shaving Cream 283 g 0 510090 09341


Hazard identified

The recalled products do not have mandatory hazard labelling as required by the Cosmetics Regulations under the Food and Drugs Act. Improper labelling could result in misuse of the product and lead to serious injury.

As of November 09, 2018, the company has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 1500 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold between March 2016 and May 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in various countries and imported from the USA



Vanpak Limited




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What you should do

Consumers should discontinue use and contact Vanpak Limited for a refund of the items.

For more information consumers can contact Vanpak Limited at Phone: 416-657-9000 between 09:00 am to 05:00 pm (Mon-Fri) , 10:00 am to 03:00pm (Sat) and by email.

Please note that, in addition to the requirements of the Cosmetic Regulations, the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) prohibits the sale of cosmetics that are either made with hazardous substances, or under unsanitary conditions, to users 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.