|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 1995
Release # 95-071
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, Turtle Wax Recalls Automotive
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Turtle Wax Inc. of Chicago is voluntarily
recalling about 37,400 containers of Turtle Wax Protectant 10-oz. finger pump spray T-118
(four container codes E20410, E20411, E21410, and E21411); and about 2,000 containers of
Turtle Wax Formula 2001 Super Protectant 16-oz. trigger spray T-97 (one container code
The Turtle Wax Protectant and the Formula 2001 Super Protectant may be contaminated with
bacteria. While this bacteria is commonly found in the human skin and in soil, under
certain conditions this bacteria can cause a minor skin rash or other problems for someone
using the product.
Turtle Wax shipped the recalled products, which sold in select stores for between $1.99 to
$6.99, from May 1994 to August 1994.
Turtle Wax has not received any reports of injury from using the protectants. CPSC and
Turtle Wax are conducting this recall to prevent the possibility of injury.
Consumers can determine whether they have purchased the recalled protectants by checking
the container for the above listed codes. Consumers should stop using the product and
return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund or exchange. For more
information, call the Turtle Wax toll-free number, (800) 805-7695. Media inquiries should
be directed to Charles A. Tornabene of Turtle Wax at (708) 563-3600.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.