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.

Brand Product name
Aloe Up Pro SPF30 Lotion 3oz

Pro SPF 30 Lotion-1oz

Pro SPF30 Spray 177ml

Ice Sunburn Relief Jelly

Dermatone SPF 23 Lip Protector

SPF 23 Skin Protector



MintZinc SPF15 LipBalm


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.