Thai-style charcoal recalled by Health Canada over lack of French warning label


Published June 25, 2021 at 1:45 am


The extra ‘b’ in BBBQ is  for bilingual, at least according to Health Canada.

The federal agency that regulates food products and products used in food preparation has recalled Pok Pok Thaan Thai-style Charcoal, because its warning labels do not contain French, only English. The”products don’t meet the bilingual warning label requirements” for charcoal products. 

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

As of June 16, the manufacturer had received no reports of injuries or incidents from Canadian users of the product. It was manufactured by Thaan LLC in Portland, Ore., and imported by Calgary-based Knifewear Co.

Health Canada advises consumers to stop using the product and contact the importer, Knifewear, for a corrected label written in French and English. 

Pok Pok Thaan Thai-style Charcoal is sold in a five-pound bag and can be identified by the UPC 854741003083.

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