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Alfresco Home recalls Fornetto Charcoal

Starting date:
May 8, 2015
Posting date:
May 8, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Labelling and Packaging
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Fornetto Charcoal

Product description

This recall involves the 9.07 kilogram bags of Fornetto brand Charcoal. Fornetto Charcoal is an all-natural, lump charcoal used for outdoor cooking. The affected product has UPC 9333417011941 and date code AH-SP-7 next to the bar code.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program project has revealed that the Fornetto Charcoal does not meet the warning label requirements under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). The CCPSA requires warning labels be in both French and English. Fornetto Charcoal does not have a French warning label.

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 Alfresco Home nor Health Canada have received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 43 of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from 2013-2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Paraguay.


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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the product and contact Alfresco Home at 1-610-705-8808 or by email to receive a refund.

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.