Health Canada

Health Canada

August 10, 2011 10:48 ET

Consumers Warned About Certain Consumer Chemical Products Sold by Orange TKO Industries (Int'l) Inc.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2011) -

The issue:

Health Canada is warning Canadians that a number of different consumer chemical products sold under the brand of Orange TKO Industries (Int'l) Inc. do not carry the mandatory labelling and child-resistant closure as required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001. These products contain a level of D-limonene that can be hazardous, especially to children, if aspiration occurs.

D-limonene is extracted from citrus fruit (such as orange peel), and is commonly used as an ingredient in cleaners and other household chemical products to provide a citrus smell. Aspiration occurs when the product is coughed up or vomited after being ingested. This coughing/vomiting causes small particles of the product to travel into the lungs and may result in severe health effects including pulmonary injury, chemical pneumonia or death.

Who is affected?

Consumers who have purchased any of the Orange TKO Industries (Int'l) Inc. products identified in this advisory.

What consumers should do

  • Consumers who have purchased any of the products identified in this advisory should immediately stop using these products and dispose of them in accordance with municipal hazardous waste guidelines.

What Health Canada is doing?

In order to help protect the health and safety of the public, Health Canada has requested Orange TKO Industries (Int'l) Inc. voluntarily recall their non-compliant products from the Canadian market.

Health Canada will continue to monitor and take appropriate enforcement action on consumer chemical products containing D-limonene that are not in compliance with the Regulations.

Background:

The Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 issued under the authority of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, establish classification criteria, labelling and packaging requirements for chemical products sold to, and used by consumers, including the display of hazard symbols, warning statements, instructions, and first-aid treatment(s), in both official languages. Certain products are also subject to child-resistant packaging requirements.

A photo of the recalled products are available on Marketwire's website at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/HC_TKO_Recalled_ENG.jpg.

For more information:

Consumers and health professionals wanting more information about this advisory from Health Canada can contact the Public Enquiries Line at 613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.

Media enquiries related to this Advisory should be directed to Health Canada Media Relations at 613-957-2983.

How to report problems with consumer products:

Internet: http://hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/advisories-avis/incident/index-eng.php

Phone: 1-866-662-0666 (calls will automatically be routed to nearest regional office)

Mail: Incident Report - Consumer Product Safety Directorate
Health Canada
123 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0K9

Related Health Canada Web content:

Information on the CCCR, 2001 (http://hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/consumerchemicals-eng.php) of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

Stay connected with Health Canada and receive the latest advisories and product recalls using these social media tools: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/home-accueil/sm-ms/index-eng.php

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Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Health Canada
    613-957-2983

    Public Inquiries:
    613-957-2991
    1-866-225-0709