May 16, 2000Aqua Mist Windshield Washer Fluid Recalled
Huntington, WV (SafetyAlerts)
- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Filter Tech Inc.
is recalling about 335,000 bottles of Aqua Mist windshield washer fluid. The bottles,
which contain methyl alcohol, are not sealed with child-resistant closures as required by
federal law. Methyl alcohol, also known as methanol, is toxic and can cause blindness or
death if ingested.
CPSC and Filter Tech are not aware of
any injuries involving this product. This recall is being conducted to prevent the
possibility of injury.
This recall involves 1 gallon bottles
of Aqua Mist Windshield Washer Fluid with twist-off caps. The bottle's label reads in
part, "Aqua Mist Windshield Washer Fluid Protects to -25° F...Manufactured by Filter
Tech, Inc. Huntington, WV." The label's UPC number is "6 96632 00001 5."
Speedway Superamerica stores and
other automotive stores in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia sold
the windshield washer fluid from October 1999 through April 2000 for about $1.50.
Consumers immediately should return
the bottles to the store where purchased for their choice of a full refund, exchange or
child-resistant cap. For more information, call Filter Tech at (800) 834-5832.
Aqua Mist bottles with caps marked
"while pushing down, turn, close tightly" are child-resistant and are not
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers May 16, 2000.
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