Name of Product: Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter®, Liquid Plumr® Industrial Strength Urgent Clear® and Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Urgent Clear® clog removers
Hazard: The recalled bottles are not child-resistant and children can remove the top, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. These products contain sodium hydroxide which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.
Consumers should keep this recalled product away from children and immediately contact The Clorox Company's Liquid Plumr call center for disposal and refund instructions.
Consumer Contact: The Clorox Company's Liquid Plumr call center toll-free at 855-490-0705 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.liquidplumr.com and click on "Important Safety Recall Notice" for more information.
Units: About 5.4 million
Description: This recall involves three Liquid Plumr clog removing products, sold in 17 ounce bottles that are about 9 inches tall. The bottles have the Liquid Plumr logo and the name of the product on the front. Liquid Plumr products included in the recall are:
Name of Product
Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, formerly sold as Slow Flow Fighter
UPC Code 44600-00214
Orange bottle with a red cap
Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Urgent Clear
UPC Code 44600-30548
Blue bottle with a red cap
Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear
UPC Code 44600-31484
Black bottle with a red cap
The UPC code is printed in the lower left corner on the back of the bottle. Only bottles manufactured before March 22, 2016 are included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries: The Clorox Company has received 8 reports of the child-resistant bottle caps not working as intended and 221 reports of the bottles leaking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Dollar General, Family Dollar, HEB, Home Depot, Kroger, Lowe's, Meijer, Publix, Rite-Aid, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and other dollar, grocery, hardware and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Quidsi.com from January 2012 through May 2016 for between $3 and $5.
Distributor: The Clorox Company, of Oakland, Calif.
Manufactured in: U.S.
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