August 19, 1999
Weathermate Wood Cleaner Recalled
Waterford, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- WeatherMate(tm) Exterior Wood Cleaner - GE Silicones, of Waterford, N.Y., is voluntarily
recalling about 2,500 units of WeatherMate(tm) wood cleaner because a supporting clip that
affixes the spray nozzle to the bottle could break off during use. The cleaning solution
could spill onto consumers' hands or get in their eyes, causing irritation and burns to
the skin or eyes.
There have been no reports of injuries associated
with this recall.
The product, used to clean exterior wood, is sold
individually and in a kit with a wood protector. The 32-ounce bottle is gray and shows a
photo of a wooden house deck on the label. A blue cap attaches the white spray apparatus
on the bottle that is designed to be used with a garden hose. There is no handle on these
bottles. They are designed to be held by the neck of the bottle.
Hardware stores, such as Scotty's, Hechingers and
Lowe's, sold the wood cleaner nationwide from March 1999 through May 1999 for $10 to $12,
and for $27 to $30 when sold as part of the kit.
Consumers should stop using this wood cleaner
immediately, and return it to the store where purchased for replacement with a wood
cleaner in a redesigned bottle, or a refund. The redesigned bottle supports the nozzle
attachment with a handle. For more information, consumers should call GE at (800) 626-2000
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