Filzer DOT Disc Brake Fluid (January 2017)

Health Canada recently issued a recall of four styles of Filzer DOT Disc Brake Fluid, stating that these products “are not provided with the required child-resistant closures and do not have proper hazard labelling required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001) under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). The lack of required warnings and lack of child-resistant closures could lead to improper use or storage of the product and present a risk of injury to consumers.”

The Filzer brake fluids with improper labelling and lack of child-resistant closures are:

  • Filzer DOT 4 Disc Brake Fluid, 120 ml
  • Filzer DOT 4 Disc Brake Fluid, 1 litre
  • Filzer DOT 5.1 Disc Brake Fluid, 120 ml
  • Filzer DOT 5.1 Disc Brake Fluid 1 litre

If you wish to return your Filzer DOT Disc Brake Fluid due to the lack of required warnings and lack of child-resistant closures, please bring it to an MEC store, where you’ll receive a full refund. You can also return the item(s) by mail. Please contact our Service Centre at info@mec.ca or 1.888.847.0770 (ask for Returns) for more information, or if you’d like to return the item by mail.

Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have replacement DOT brake fluid available. However, many other bike retailers or automotive supply stores will sell similar products.

For more info
If you’re uncertain about which brake fluid you own, contact our Service Centre at info@mec.ca or 1.888.847.0770 (ask for Returns). We can check your purchase history and confirm if your brake fluid is affected.