Consumer product recall

Tembi Products recalls wood finishing oils sold under the Prato-Verde trademark

Starting date:
August 9, 2016
Posting date:
August 9, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Flammability Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

SECONDO finishing oil for wooden floors, UNO coloured oil for wooden floors, BRIO wooden walls and cellings oil, and PAREO exterior finishing oil

Product description

The products concerned were sold in the following formats and stains:
Products Formats Stains
  • SECONDO finishing oil for wooden floors
  • UNO coloured oil for wooden floors
  • BRIO wooden walls and cellings oil
  • PAREO exterior finishing oil
  • 237 ml
  • 946 ml
  • 3.78 L
  • Natural
  • Cherry
  • Maple Brown
  • Cinnamon
  • Red Fox
  • Medium Oak
  • American Walnut
  • Choco Wood
  • Grey
  • Africajou
  • Dark Oak
  • Cappuccino
  • Charcoal
  • White
  • Old Pine
  • Rosewood

Hazard identified

The recalled products do not comply with the provisions of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001, under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), relative to labelling requirements for consumer chemical products.

The products do not have the symbols and warnings that are required to be placed on the containers of consumer chemical products. The lack of the required warnings could lead to improper use of the product and present a flammability hazard leading to serious injury or fire. Materials used with this product, such as rags, can catch fire on their own, with no outward flame source.

A consumer has submitted a report to Health Canada regarding this product. No injuries have been reported.

No incident or injury has been reported to Tembi Products with regard to the use of these products.

Number sold

About 10,770 recalled units of wood finishing oils were sold in hardware stores in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 3, 2014 to August 8, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Quebec, Canada



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products, and contact Tembi Products to obtain a compliant label. After applying the product, consumers should put the rags in water or dry them flat, then discard them.

For further information, consumers may contact Tembi Products at the toll-free number 1 888 637-2483 or by email

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) 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.