Consumer Product Alert - Health Canada orders company to recall and stop the sale of "Orange TKO Super Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner"

Starting date:
September 14, 2015
Posting date:
September 14, 2015
Type of communication:
Information Update
Household Items, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women, Chemicals
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Identification number:

September 14, 2015

Health Canada has ordered Orange TKO Industries (International) Inc. to recall and stop the sale in Canada of "Orange TKO Super Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner". This product does not meet the labelling and child-resistant packaging requirements for consumer chemical products that are established in regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA).


This product contains a level of D-limonene that can pose a danger to human health, 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.

Products affected

All products manufactured, imported, advertised or sold as "Orange TKO Super Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner".

What you should do

Consumers who have purchased any of the products affected should immediately stop using them and dispose of them in accordance with municipal hazardous waste guidelines.

Report health or safety concerns

If you experience an adverse reaction related to "Orange TKO Super Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner", or any other consumer product, report it to Health Canada as well as to the establishment where the product or service was purchased.

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What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada has ordered Orange TKO Industries (International) Inc. to recall and stop selling the non-compliant product in Canada.

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