Consumer product recall

Various Shapley's equine grooming products recalled due to lack of bilingual labelling and hazard information

Starting date:
December 15, 2020
Posting date:
December 15, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Chemicals
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Labelling and Packaging
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-74531

Last updated:
2020-12-16

Summary

  • Product:
    Various Shapley's equine grooming products.
  • Issue:
    The products lack Canadian bilingual labelling and hazard information.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately stop using the products and safely dispose of them in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements. 

Affected products

Various Shapley's equine grooming products

Product description

This recall involves various Shapley's brand equine grooming products sold in white, red and black aerosol containers.

Recalled products:
Product Name and Description Size UPC
Shapley's Hi Gloss Finishing Spray 326 g (11.5 oz) 674422115071
Shapley's Mane Mousse 397 g (14 oz) 674422115132
Shapley's Show Touch Up Color Enhancer – Black   284 g (10 oz) 674422115194
Shapley's Show Touch Up Color Enhancer – Chestnut   284 g (10 oz) 674422115231
Shapley's Show Touch Up Color Enhancer – Dark Brown 284 g (10 oz) 674422115255
Shapley's Show Touch Up Color Enhancer – Gray 284 g (10 oz) 674422115279
Shapley's Show Touch Up Color Enhancer – Medium Brown 284 g (10 oz) 674422115248
Shapley's Show Touch Up Color Enhancer – Palomino 284 g (10 oz) 674422115262
Shapley's Show Touch Up Color Enhancer – Sorrel 284 g (10 oz) 674422115224
Shapley's Show Touch Up Color Enhancer – White 284 g (10 oz) 674422115200

 

Hazard identified

The recalled product does not meet the labelling requirements for consumer chemical products required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

These products pose an aspiration hazard if inhaled or ingested. The lack of labelling information could result in unintentional exposure to the product and lead to serious illness or injury, including death.

Aspiration into the lungs can occur when the product enters the lungs directly or is coughed up or vomited after being ingested. This coughing/vomiting could cause small particles of the product to travel into the lungs, or the product may be inhaled directly in the form of a fine mist. This may result in serious health effects.

As of December 7th, 2020, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 33,414 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from March 2000 to August 2020. 

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States

Companies

Manufacturer

Shapley, Ltd

Florida

Florida

UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and safely dispose of it in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements.

For more information, consumers may contact Shapley, Ltd. at 1-239-415-2275, Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST, 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.