Consumer product recall

IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal Products Recalled Due to Suffocation Hazard

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Summary

Product
IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal Products
Issue
Consumer products - Labelling and packaging
What to do

Immediately stop using the charcoal products and contact the company for a corrected bilingual label.

Affected products

This recall involves multiple IPPINKA charcoal products used for barbeque cooking. The affected products were sold via online platform only. 

These products are included in the recall:

Description

UPC

IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal 2LB Pro Grade

027132136155

IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal 3LB

027132133710

IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal 3LB Select Grade

027132135653

IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal 5LB Pro Grade

748427074883

Issue

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program project has revealed that multiple IPPINKA charcoal products do not meet the warning label requirements under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). The CCPSA requires warning labels be in both English and French. The IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal products are missing the English and French warning labels.

Charcoal produces carbon monoxide. This can be toxic if it is burned inside or in an area without ventilation, posing a suffocation hazard to users. Warning labels help to protect the public by informing them of this hazard.

As of September 3rd, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Customers should immediately stop using the charcoal products and contact IPPINKA for a revised warning label. 

For more information, consumers may contact IPPINKA INC. by e-mail at cs@ippinka.com.

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.

Additional information

Background

Number sold

Approximate quantities of the affected products were sold in Canada: 33 units of IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal 3LB Select Grade, 37 units of IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal 2LB Pro Grade, 79 units of IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal 3LB, and 23 IPPINKA Binchotan Lump Charcoal 5LB Pro Grade.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 14, 2019 to August 26, 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Japan

Details
Original published date: 2021-10-28
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product - Outdoor Living
Companies

Distributor

IPPINKA INC

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-62839