Consumer product recall

Varathane Bar & Table Finish recalled due to lack of labelling information and child-resistant packaging

Starting date:
May 25, 2020
Posting date:
May 25, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2020-05-25


  • Product:
    Varathane Bar & Table Finish
  • Issue:
    The product lacks labelling and child-resistant packaging requirements.
  • What to do:
    Immediately stop using the product and safely dispose of it in accordance with municipal waste requirements or return unopened products to the place of purchase to obtain a refund.

Affected products

Varathane Bar & Table Finish

Product description

This recall involves Varathane Bar & Table Finish. The product is a kit consisting of two bottles, Part A (resin) and Part B (activator) that are mixed together to form a pour-on clear epoxy finish. The recalled product has UPC 0 63213 02428 7 and item number Y236000 which can be found on the side panel of the product’s packaging.

Products that state "USE ENTIRE CONTENTS ON OPENING. THIS CONTAINER IS NOT CHILD-RESISTANT" on the box are not part of this recall.

Hazard identified

The recalled product does not meet the labelling and child-resistant packaging requirements required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

The product is intended to be a single-use product; however, it lacks the required warning indicating it is a single-use product. Due to the lack of a child-resistant closure, once the product is opened it presents a risk of unintentional exposure, which could lead to serious illness or injury, including death.

As of May 11, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 123,620 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January, 2008 to April, 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America



Rust-Oleum Canada





Rust-Oleum Corporation

Vernon Hills



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the products and safely dispose of them in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements or return any unopened product to the place of purchase for refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Rust-Oleum Canada Customer Service at 1-800-387-3625, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST or by email:

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.