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Mighty Maid Scale and Mineral Remover, and Mighty Maid Orange Oil Cleaner

Starting date:
March 12, 2012
Posting date:
March 12, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002791

Affected products

Mighty Maid Scale and Mineral Remover and Mighty Maid Orange Oil Cleaner

Product description

This recall involves the following consumer chemical products sold under the brand name "Mighty Maid" by The Soap Stop.

Mighty Maid Scale and Mineral Remover is an acid-based, viscous liquid that that removes soap scum and scale buildup in sinks, toilets, showers and bathtubs. It is greenish-blue in colour, has a wintergreen fragrance, and is sold in 1L and 4L containers.

Mighty Maid Orange Oil Cleaner is a degreaser used in the removal of glue, tape and fabric stains. It is an orange translucent liquid, has a natural orange fragrance, and is sold in 500mL, 4L and 20L containers.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's auditing process has revealed that the Mighty Maid Scale/Mineral Remover does not meet the labelling and child-resistant closure requirements for consumer chemical products under Canadian law.

The same auditing process revealed that the Mighty Maid Orange Oil Cleaner poses an aspiration hazard and subsequently does not meet the labelling and child-resistant closure requirements for consumer chemical products.

Aspiration occurs when a chemical product is ingested and then is introduced into the lungs through coughing and/or vomiting. It can result in severe adverse health effects including: pulmonary injury, chemical pneumonia and death.

Neither The Soap Stop nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 4,360 units of the Mighty Maid Orange Oil Cleaner and 4,920 units of the Mighty Maid Scale and Mineral Remover have been sold across Canada in various different sizes.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from 1990 to February 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
The Soap Stop
Camrose
Alberta
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers who do not wish to return the product should dispose of it according to Municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines.

For more information, consumers may contact The Soap Stop Customer Service at 780-672-1780.