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Consumer product recall

Kärcher North America recalls Kärcher Vehicle Wash & Wax

Starting date:
March 27, 2015
Posting date:
March 27, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Labelling and Packaging
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Kärcher Vehicle Wash & Wax Formulated for Pressure Washers

Product description

This recall involves Kärcher Vehicle Wash & Wax Formulated for Pressure Washers sold in a one gallon container with UPC “036339581217”, and a one quart container with UPC “036339581224”. The front label of the both containers indicates “20X”.

Hazard identified

This consumer product does not meet labelling requirements for consumer chemical products under Canadian law. It does not have proper hazard labelling required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

Improper labelling could result in unintentional exposure to these products and a risk of injury.

Health Canada and Kärcher North America have received two consumer incident reports related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 29,031 gallon containers and 16,584 quart containers of the recalled products were sold at various retail locations in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products (both gallon and quart containers) were sold in Canada between May 2011 to March 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in United States.



Etowah Chemical Sales and Services,
Division of H.P.W. Specialities, Inc.





Kärcher North America Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it according to Municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines.

For additional information, consumers may contact the distributor at 1-866-446-2419 or via email.

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.