January 23, 2001Tree Wound and Grafting Compound
Grand Rapids, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The Tanglefoot Co. said
today it is recalling about 35,000 cans of Tree Wound and Grafting Compound, used to seal
pruning cuts and other tree wounds. Pressure can build inside the can and forcibly
discharge the compound, which can cause temporary skin irritation.
The Tanglefoot Co. has received 34 reports of containers discharging their contents. No
injuries have been reported.
The product is sold in pint, quart and gallon cans that are labeled "Tanglefoot, Tree
Wound & Grafting Compound." The recalled cans were filled from November 11, 1996,
through May 5, 1999. This five-digit date (written as year, month, day) is stamped on the
back of the can's label. For example, "81127" means the can was filled on
November 27, 1998. Hardware stores and nurseries nationwide sold the compound from
November 1996 through August 1999 for between $5 and $18, depending on the size of the
Consumers should return the product to the store where purchased for a replacement. For
more information, call The Tanglefoot Company toll-free at (800) 215-0938 between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.
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