January 11, 200012 Reports of Chemical Burns
Prompt Recall of EASY-OFF Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner
NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Reckitt &
Colman Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 50,000 cans of EASY-OFF Heavy Duty Oven
Cleaner. The oven cleaner's contents can spew out because of an improperly attached valve
assembly that can separate from the can. Direct contact with the contents poses a risk of
chemical burns to consumers' skin and eyes.
Reckitt & Colman has received 18
reports of these cans spewing oven cleaner, resulting in 12 reports of chemical burns to
consumers' skin and eyes.
The 16-oz. aerosol cans of oven
cleaner being recalled are yellow and have a solid yellow plastic cap.
"EASY-OFF" is in bold black letters at the top part of the can, "HEAVY
DUTY" is written in white letters inside a red block, and "Original" is
written in white letters over a blue background. Only the oven cleaner with lot number
B9305-NJ2 printed on the bottom of the can is part of the recall.
Supermarkets, mass merchandisers,
hardware, drug and other stores nationwide sold the oven cleaner from November 1999
through January 2000 for about $3 to $4.
Consumers should not remove the cap
of this oven cleaner. Consumers should wrap the recalled can of oven cleaner in several
layers of newspaper, take it outside and dispose of it with the regular household trash.
The company will send consumers a
replacement oven cleaner coupon. For more information, consumers should call Reckitt &
Colman toll-free at (888) 993-3389 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and
between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday.
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