Expiration of Pepper Spray
Our bear deterrent and dog repellent products are safe to use for 3 years after production.
Replace your product once it has expired.
Expiration dates are stamped directly onto every can.
Some warranties of pepper spray products can extend 4 years, however through product testing we have determined 3 years (for our bear and dog sprays) is the safest for the consumer.
Why? Components begin to wear down, and pressure in the can may decrease, both of which may cause malfunction and could compromise your safety.
The oil of the pepper spray will leave residue and a pepper scent on fabric and items, which will require several washes with a grease removing detergent.
The oil reacts with some plastics including vehicle interiors such as the dash, potentially causing damage.
To dispose of your expired or used bear or dog spray, the contents of the aerosol need to besprayed off completely to release all pressure from the can.
Where to Dispose
Aerosol recycling facilities are located throughout Canada, and some locations will accept expired product and dispose of it on your behalf (for a fee).
Contact your local waste management company for more disposal information.
** Bear and dog spray are categorized as household aerosols under pest management, and in most Canadian communities, empty cans may be disposed of in regular garbage or blue
Our products are non - toxic. Our bear deterrent is non - flammable.