The U.S. government is urging businesses to avoid using certain altec-related parts, including aluminum foil, in products, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and power generators.
The warning comes after a recent report showed the U.K.’s altec products were contaminated with aluminosilicate pigments, which could lead to cancer, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the U, altec parts were also found to contain lead, which is a known carcinogen, the Centers for Disease, Prevention and Health says.
“Aluminum foil is not the only aluminum foil that is harmful,” a government advisory says.
The advisory also warns against eating products that contain aluminosal-based products such as aluminum foil or ceramic tiles, which are found in many kitchenware products, including dishes, plates, pots, bowls, and oven mitts.
“It is a matter of personal preference, not necessarily a product safety issue,” the advisory says, according the BBC.
The government is also urging consumers to limit the use of aluminum foil and to avoid cooking with aluminum foil.
Altec, a U.Y. company, has been under fire since the 2010 Almaden case, when a 16-year-old boy was found dead in a New York City apartment.
The boy was from the Bronx, and the cause of death was determined to be a combination of asbestosis, asbestosiditis, and heat exposure, according a press release from the New York Medical Examiner’s Office.
The company said that “safety measures” have been taken to prevent any potential health problems from occurring.
Almadens owner and chairman, Steven G. Acheson, told the Associated Press that the company is “committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our customers, our associates, and our employees.”
Achesons company has been criticized for selling products with plastic components, which can be easily ingested.
In a statement, Aches on Monday said the company “is aware of recent reports of aluminum-containing products that are sold in some of our stores that contain a small amount of plastic in certain areas of the product.
We have identified the plastic and are working to rectify the situation.
The safety of our products is our highest priority.”