Garden and floral product safety recall

Biofloral Inc. recalls gardening and growing products

On October 6, 2010 various gardening and growing products by Biofloral Inc. have been recalled by Health Canada.

The recalled products include the following items:

H2O2 29% Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Nutri Plus Hydrogen Peroxide is available in a black 1L plastic bottle with a blue label. Product code is 68101 with UPC 830844001334
  • Nutri Plus Hydrogen Peroxide is available in a black 4L plastic bottle with a handle and a blue label. Product code is 68103 with UPC 830844001341
  • Nutri Plus Hydrogen Peroxide is available in a black 20L rectangular plastic bottle with a blue label. Product code is 68201 with UPC 830844001358


pH - 17% Phosphoric Acid

  • Nutri Plus Phosphoric acid is available in a black 1L plastic bottle with a pink label. Product code is 70509 with UPC 830844001716
  • Nutri Plus Phosphoric acid is available in a 4L black plastic bottle with handle and a pink label. Product code is 70510 with UPC 830844001723
  • Nutri Plus Phosphoric acid is available in a black 20L rectangular plastic bottle with a pink label. Product code is 70511 with UPC 830844001730


pH - 15% Nitric Acid

  • Nutri Plus Nitric acid is available in a black 1L plastic bottle with a green label. Product code 70512 with UPC 830844001686
  • Nutri Plus Nitric acid is available in a black 4L plastic bottle with a handle and a green label. Product code 70514 with UPC 830844001693
  • Nutri Plus Nitric acid is available in a black 20L rectangular plastic bottle with a green label. Product code is 70513 with UPC 830844001709


pH + 17% Potassium Hydroxide

  • Nutri Plus Potassium hydroxide is available in a black 1L plastic bottle with a purple label. Product code is 70402 with UPC 830844001655
  • Nutri Plus Potassium hydroxide is available in a black 4L plastic bottle with a handle and a purple label. Product code 70404 with UPC 830844001662
  • Nutri Plus Potassium hydroxide is available in a black 20L rectangular plastic bottle with a purple label. Product code is 70403 with UPC 830844001679


What is the danger?

Health Canada's auditing process has revealed that the recalled products are corrosive. The products do not meet the warning labelling and child-resistant closure requirements for this type of consumer chemical, as per Canadian law.

This lack of child-resistance and appropriate warnings on the label could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness or injury.

At time of the recall neither BioFloral Inc. nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these products.

What do I do?

You are advised to stop using the products and return them to the place of purchase where the retailer will apply a replacement label and affix a new child-resistant cap.

If you do not wish to return the products then you can dispose of them according to Municipal Hazarous Waste Guidelines.

For more information, you may contact BioFloral Inc. at 1-877-384-9376, or visit the Biofloral website.

How many of these were sold and where?

About 13,917 of the recalled products were sold at various retailers in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec between August 2009 and September 2010.

These products were manufactured in Canada. The manufacturer is Biofloral Inc. (formerly Flora Corp) of Laval, Quebec.

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