Industry Canada

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Competition Bureau Canada

Competition Bureau Canada

July 06, 2007 11:24 ET

Media Advisory: Competition Tribunal to Hear Case in Halifax

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - July 6, 2007) - The Competition Bureau's deceptive marketing practices case against Imperial Brush Co. Ltd. and Kel Kem Ltd. (carrying on business as Imperial Manufacturing Group "IMG") will be heard by the Competition Tribunal in Halifax, N.S. from July 9 to 20, at Halifax Law Courts, Courtroom 501, 1815 Upper Water Street.

The Bureau alleges that certain claims relating to chimney cleaning and creosote removing abilities on some of IMG's products were not based on adequate and proper tests, as required by the Competition Act. The products at issue are: the Supersweep Chimney Cleaning Log, the Imperial Chimney Cleaning Log, the Kel Kem Chimney Creosote Cleaner and the Kel Kem Creosote Conditioner.

The Commissioner of Competition is asking the Tribunal to order IMG to cease making certain representations with respect to the products, publish a corrective notice and pay an administrative monetary penalty.

Contact Information

  • Competition Bureau
    Maureen McGrath
    819-953-8982
    613-296-2187 (cell.)