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Kamado Joe Company recalls Kamado Joe 100% Natural Charcoal

Starting date:
May 5, 2015
Posting date:
May 5, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Labelling and Packaging
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Kamado Joe 100% Natural Charcoal

Product description

This recall involves Kamado Joe 100% Natural Charcoal.  Kamado Joe Charcoal is an all-natural hardwood lump charcoal used for barbeque cooking.  The product comes in a red bag with black and white writing.  It has a net weight of 10kg (22lbs) and a UPC code of 5226400202.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the Kamado Joe 100% Natural Charcoal Charcoal does not meet the bilingual warning label requirements under Canadian Law.

Charcoal produces carbon monoxide. This can be toxic if it is burned inside or in an area without proper ventilation. Warning labels help to protect the public by telling them about this hazard.

Neither Kamado Joe nor Health Canada have received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 6,744 units of the affected product were sold in Canada at various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from March 2012 to April 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Argentina.


Kamado Joe Company

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the product and contact Kamado Joe Company at 1-877-215-6299, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST (Monday to Friday) for information on how to receive a corrective label. Consumers may also visit the Kamado Joe's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

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.