Health Canada Levies a Penalty for the First Time

Based on the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, Health Canada has levied a monetary penalty for the first time in its history. The penalty was issued against Orange TKO Industries, a Canadian manufacturer of cleaning products. Health Canada assessed the penalty of CDN$75,000 because the company failed to recall its Orange TKO Super Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner from the market, as Health Canada had ordered.

According to Health Canada, the product contains d-limonene, a terpene that, in higher concentrations, irritates the respiratory tract and is particularly dangerous to children. The ministry had ordered the company to recall the product as early as September 2015 because its labeling did not meet legal requirements and the packaging did not meet the requirements for consumer chemical products.

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