Water control chemical safety recall

On November 30, 2010 Health Canada has had to recall various Water Control Products by Hydrotek.

These products include the following:

Oxy Plus "H202" - Hydrogen Peroxide Aqueous Solution

  • Hydrogen Peroxide Aqueous Solution is available in a white 1L rectangular plastic bottle with a blue and white label.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Aqueous Solution is available in a white 4L plastic bottle with handle, and a blue and white label.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Aqueous Solution is available in a black 10L plastic bucket with a blue and white label.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Aqueous Solution is available in a black 20L plastic bucket with a blue and white label.


pH Up - 17% Potassium Hydroxide

  • Potassium Hydroxide is available in a white 1L rectangular plastic bottle with a blue, pink and yellow label.
  • Potassium Hydroxide is available in a white 4L plastic bottle with handle and a blue, pink and yellow label.
  • Potassium Hydroxide is available in a black 10L plastic bucket with a blue, pink and yellow label.
  • Potassium Hydroxide is available in a black 20L plastic bucket with a blue, pink and yellow label.


pH Down -17% Phosphoric Acid

  • Phosphoric acid is available in a white 1L rectangular plastic bottle with a blue and red label.
  • Phosphoric acid is available in a white 4L plastic bottle with handle and a blue and red label.
  • Phosphoric acid is available in a black 10L plastic bucket with a blue and red label.
  • Phosphoric acid is available in a black 20L plastic bucket with a blue and red label.


pH Down - 17% Nitric Acid

  • Nitric Acid is available in a white 1L rectangular plastic bottle with a green and blue label.
  • Nitric Acid is available in a white 4L plastic bottle with handle and a blue and green label.
  • Nitric Acid is available in a black 10L plastic bucket with a blue and green label.
  • Nitric Acid is available in a black 20L plastic bucket with a blue and green label.


What is the danger?

These recalled products are corrosive and do not meet the warning labelling and child-resistant closure requirements for this type of consumer chemical, as per Canadian law.

Due to the lack of child-resistance and appropriate warnings on the label there could be an unintentional exposure to these products which would lead to serious illness or injury.

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

What do 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. Once the replacement label and/or child resistant cap is received and affixed on product, you can then safely use the product again.

If you need more information, you may contact Hydrotek at 1-877-777-0767.

How many of these bottles were sold and where?

About 9,049 of the recalled products were sold in the last two years at various retailers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec.

The recalled products are known to have been distributed and sold since 1998. These products were manufactured in Canada.

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