Drug Recall: Viceroy Smooth (Viceroy Velouté) Cigarettes


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Viceroy Smooth (Viceroy Velouté) Cigarettes Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, a West Montreal, Québec establishment and subsidiary of British American Tobacco Mexico, SA DE CV, a Mexico establishment, recalls an estimated 49,189 packs of Viceroy Smooth (Viceroy Velouté) Cigarettes from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected failure to meet Canadian performance standards required by the Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and consequential risks of fire, burns, smoke inhalation, respiratory failure, cardiac system collapse and/or property damage, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

HCSC: https://cutt.ly/cJM48TD

Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/viceroy-smooth-viceroy-veloute-regular-size-20-cigarettes-recalled-due-fire-hazard

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Tobacco products are subject to this recall:

  • Viceroy Smooth (Viceroy Velouté) Cigarettes, sold in regular size packages of twenty (20) cigarettes with a traceability code of 413 26 and a UPC of 059300021925
  • Viceroy Smooth (Viceroy Velouté) Cigarettes, sold in cartons of ten (10) regular size packages, each consisting of twenty (20) cigarettes with a traceability code of 441326 [##] CA and a UPC of 059300021925

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Cigarettes can be found on the Web site above.

==> No NDCs, DINs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Viceroy Smooth (Viceroy Velouté) Cigarettes were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian province of Quebec, although it is always possible these drug products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to Health Canada, Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited has recalled an estimated 49,189 packs of Viceroy Smooth (Viceroy Velouté) Cigarettes from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected failure to meet Canadian performance standards required by the Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

In general, 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.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Viceroy Smooth (Viceroy Velouté) Cigarettes, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact the distributor, Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, to return the Cigarettes for a replacement product.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat burns, scalds, smoke inhalation, respiratory failure and/or cardiac system collapse.

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited at 1-800-932-9326 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday or on the Web at https://itl-support.zendesk.com/hc/en-ca/requests/new.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Health Canada toll-free at 1-866-225-0709 or +1-613-957-2991 (local). You can also reach the agency by e-mail at hcinfo.infosc@canada.ca. Working members of the press/media can contact Health Canada at +1-613-957-2983 or by e-mail at media@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

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==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Respiratory Arrest and/or Respiratory Failure hazards, please search for “respiratory” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Smoke Inhalation hazards, please search for “smoke” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited or British American Tobacco Mexico, SA DE CV, please search for “Imperial Tobacco” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Viceroy brand, please search for “Viceroy” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

French/Français:
You can also read about this recall in French here (“Santé Canada”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/paquets-20-cigarettes-viceroy-smooth-viceroy-veloute-format-regulier-rappele-en-raison

Vous pouvez également lire ce rappel en français ici (“Santé Canada”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/paquets-20-cigarettes-viceroy-smooth-viceroy-veloute-format-regulier-rappele-en-raison

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-64249
Recalls Direct RIN: 15889-2022
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