Amalie Oil Company recalls XCEL Dot 3 Brake Fluid

Starting date:
November 9, 2017
Posting date:
November 9, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

XCEL Dot 3 Brake Fluid

Product description

This recall involves XCEL Dot 3 Brake Fluid which is intended for use on all types of automotive brake systems, disc or drum.

The XCEL Dot 3 Brake Fluid was sold in three sizes with the following Part Numbers:
Size  Part Number
355 mL 845-05031
946 mL 845-05036
3.785 L 845-05037

Hazard identified

The recalled product does not meet the labelling and child-resistant packaging requirements for consumer chemical products as set out in the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001.

This product contains ingredients that pose a danger to human health, especially to children, if aspiration occurs. 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.

As of November 2, 2017, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 14,064 of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from December 16, 2015 to July 18, 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


Amalie Oil Company
Gregg Distributors

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Gregg Distributors for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

For more information about the recall, consumers can contact Gregg Distributors at 1-780-447-3447 (direct all inquiries to Kevin Lakoduk) Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.