Consumer product recall

Vantage Special (Vantage Spécial), King Size, 25 cigarettes recalled due to Fire Hazard

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Summary

Product
One Lot of Vantage Special (Vantage Spécial), King Size, 25 cigarettes
Issue
Consumer products - Fire hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the cigarettes and contact the manufacturer, JTI-Macdonald Corp., to return the product for a replacement product.

Affected products

This voluntary recall involves 656 individual cigarette packs (82 cartons) of Vantage Special (Vantage Spécial), King Size, 25 cigarettes only sold in Ontario. The following provides information on the traceability code for the specific recalled products in their individual packages and cartons. The traceability code for the individual cigarette packages is located on the bottom of the individual pack and on the principal display panel of the carton, right next to the bar code.

The cigarettes were only sold in Ontario.
Brand Name Net Quantity (per individual package) Product type Province of distribution Traceability code
Vantage Special (Vantage Spécial), King Size 25 Individual Package Ontario Traceability code on pack starting with 092
Vantage Special (Vantage Spécial), King Size 25 Carton Ontario Traceability code on pack starting with 092

Issue

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined the cigarettes do not meet the performance standards required by the Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

The Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations require that when tested, all cigarettes manufactured in or imported into Canada must burn their full length no more than 25% of the time. Cigarettes that do not meet the performance requirements pose an increased fire hazard. Cigarettes that are dropped onto furniture, bedding or other textile products may cause a fire to start.

As of December 7, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents and no reports of injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the cigarettes and contact the manufacturer, JTI-Macdonald Corp., to return the product for a replacement product.

For more information, consumers can contact JTI-Macdonald Corp. in their official language of choice (French or English) by telephone at 1-800-363-0490, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST or email Questions2@jti.com.

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

(https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/advisories-warnings-recalls/report-incident-involving-consumer-product.html).

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website (http://globalrecalls.oecd.org/). You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 656 packs of cigarettes from the affected lot were sold in Ontario, Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from October 3, 2022 to November 15, 2022. 

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Canada

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Vaping and tobacco products
Companies

Manufacturer

JTI-Macdonald Corp.

Montreal, Quebec

Canada

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-72344