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PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Inc. recalls Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner and CIL Scrub-Free Deck Cleaner

Starting date:
December 28, 2017
Posting date:
December 28, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner and CIL Scrub-Free Deck Cleaner

Product description

This recall involves the Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner and the CIL Scrub-Free Deck Cleaner, both used on decks, siding, shakes, shingles and fences to clean stains caused by mildew, dirt algae and mould. The affected products are described in the below table:

  Size UPC code
Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner 1.0 gallon/3.78L 715195212588
2.5 gallon/9.46L 715195212564
CIL Scrub-Free Deck Cleaner 1.0 gallon/3.78L 056198658707
2.5 gallon/9.46L 056198707337


Hazard identified

The caps on some of the deck cleaner containers do not provide a complete seal. Leaking product has been observed from some caps when the container is not maintained in an upright position and/or the cap does not offer sufficient resistance when opening the container impairing child-resistant characteristics. Improperly functioning packaging could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

As of December 20, 2017, the company has received 2 reports of injuries in the United States, but has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 53,315 (1 gallon/3.78L) and 21, 417 (2.5 gallon/9.46 L) units of Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner have been distributed by PPG in Canada.

Approximately, 18,342 (1 gallon/3.78 L) and 15,444 (2.5 gallon/9.46 L) units of CIL Scrub-Free Deck Cleaner have been distributed by PPG in Canada.

Time period sold

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner has been sold in Canada since 2015, and the CIL Scrub-Free Deck Cleaner since 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in United States.


PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately inspect their purchased product to see if there is a written code, such as “7125” that appears on the side of the cap. If any code appears, no further action is necessary.

If there is no code and the cap is blank, immediately store the product in an upright position and in a location not accessible by children. Call 1-800-387-2253 to request a new cap, which will be shipped to you and then follow the safe handling instructions as well as the recapping instructions.

For more information about the recall, consumers can contact PPG Architectural Coating Canada Inc. at 1-800-387-2253.   Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday and  Wednesday  7:30 am to 7:00 pm EST, Thursday  and Friday 7:30 am to 9:00 pm EST; Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST; Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST

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.

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.