May 13, 1998
Release # 98-108
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, Castrol North America Inc. Announce Recall
of Super Clean Aerosol Foam
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Castrol North
America Inc. of Wayne, N.J., is recalling about 338,500 cans of Super Clean aerosol foam.
The defective cans could allow the cleaner to gradually leak out through the seams. Direct
contact with the cleaner could burn or irritate consumers' eyes and skin.
CPSC and Castrol have not received any reports of the cans leaking. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Only the 22-ounce aerosol cans of cleaner are being recalled. The can is mostly colored
purple with a plastic purple cap. The labeling on the can reads in part, "Castrol
Super Clean...Solubilizes Grease on Contact...Foam Tough Task Cleaner/Degreaser."
Cautionary information on the back of the can advises consumers to "Wear gloves and
Large and small retail stores nationwide, including Advance Auto, Auto Zone, Chief Auto,
CSK, Kmart, Pep Boys, Strauss Discount, Wal-Mart and Western Auto, sold the cleaner from
January 1997 through March 1998 for about $3.
Consumers should stop using these 22-ounce aerosol cans of the cleaner. Consumer should
call Castrol North America Inc. at (800) 307-2164 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EDT
Monday through Friday for information on how to dispose of the cans and how to receive a
refund or rebate.
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15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous
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