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Sunscreen and lip balm: various brands and products (December 2018)

Health Canada recently made MEC the subject of a stop sale order for three brands of sunscreen and lip balm products. The order affects eleven types of products sold through MEC since early November 2017. As a result, MEC is recalling all the products listed below.

While the products meet all legal requirements for sale in the US, they do not have the drug identification numbers (DIN) required for sale or import in Canada for products that contain certain ingredients and concentrations. Additionally, they were imported without a Drug Establishment License (DEL) as required for over-the-counter medication under Canadian law.

BrandProduct names
Aloe UpPro SPF30 Lotion 3oz, Pro SPF 30 Lotion-1oz, Pro SPF30 Spray 177ml, Ice Sunburn Relief Jelly
DermatoneSPF 23 Lip Protector, SPF 23 Skin Protector
EcolipsMintZinc SPF15 LipBalm, VanillaZincSPF15LipBalm, BerryZinc SPF15 LipBalm, Mint SPF15 LipBalm, Berry SPF15 LipBalm

If you purchased any of these products and wish to return them, please visit your local MEC store for a full refund.

For more info

If you need more details or have further questions, please contact our Service Centre at or 1.888.847.0770 (ask for Returns). We can check your purchase history and confirm if your product is affected.