WD-40 says it will not be banned, will change formula to satisfy Ottawa’s new rules
The WD-40 Company issued a statement Thursday saying its products would still be available in Canada under a new formulation after Ottawa imposes new restrictions on the compound used in the original formula of the hugely popular penetrating oil spray.
That led to concerns showing up on social media from fans of the lubricant and rust-prevention spray that the new regulations would effectively ban WD-40 when they come into force in January 2024.
“It has recently come to our attention that false information is circulating online that WD-40 brand products are being banned in Canada,” read the company’s statement.
“This is not a true statement. Although there are currently regulatory changes taking place in Canada, we have been aware of these regulatory changes and have been preparing for them for some time.”