Orange aPEEL cleaner product recall

On February 23, 2011 the Orange aPEEL Citrus Concentrate Organic Cleaners have been recalled.

This recall involves two different multipurpose organic cleaners that are available in various sizes and sold under the brand name "Orange aPEEL". The cleaners can be identified by the following sizes and UPCs:

  • Multipurpose cleaner 60 mL UPC 627184060028
  • Multipurpose cleaner 237 mL UPC 627184237086
  • Multipurpose cleaner 473 mL UPC 627184500166
  • Pet Product 237 mL UPC 627184187503
  • Pet Product 473 mL UPC 627184057561
  • Pet Product 2 L UPC 627184105958
  • Pet Product 2 L UPC 627184044882

What is the danger?

Health Canada's auditing process has revealed that the recalled products pose aspiration hazards and subsequently do not meet the warning labelling and child-resistant closure requirements for consumer chemical products under Canadian law.

Aspiration occurs when a chemical product is ingested and then is introduced into the lungs through coughing and/or vomiting. It can result in severe adverse health effects including: pulmonary injury, chemical pneumonia and death.

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

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the products and return them to the place of purchase for a replacement label and a child resistant cap. After the replacement label and/or child resistant cap is received and affixed on the product, the product can be used safely again. If you do not wish to return the products then dispose of them according to Municipal Hazarous Waste Guidelines.

For more information, consumers may contact Orange aPEEL at 1-800-956-6866 or visit the firm's website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 16,275 of the recalled products were sold at Loblaws stores, Pet Valu and independent pet, and health food stores across Canada.

These recalled products were sold from 2000 to November 2010. The cleaner was manufactured in Canada. The manufacturer is Orange aPEEL of Caledonia, Ontario.