March 9, 2001Zep Commercial Cleaners Sold at
Home Depot Recalled
Ga (SafetyAlerts) - National Service
Industries Inc. (NSI) said today it is voluntarily recalling about 1.4 million bottles of
Zep Commercial cleaner sold in 32 oz. bottles. Some of these bottles can leak through the
cap when turned on their side, allowing the contents of the cleaner to come into contact
with consumers. These cleaners can cause irritation and burns to the skin and eyes.
NSI has received 10 reports from consumers of the bottles of these cleaners leaking,
including three injuries consisting of one report of a chemical burn to a consumer's
forearm and two reports of the cleaner getting into consumers' eyes.
Only the 32-ounce bottles of four types of Zep Commercial cleaners are part of this
recall. They are the Acidic Toilet Bowl Cleaner; Calcium Lime & Rust Stain Remover;
Grout Cleaner & Whitener; and Driveway, Concrete & Masonry Cleaner. The word
"COMMERCIAL" is written before "ZEP" on the top of the labels on the
white, plastic bottles, and the product names are written below the brand name.
The Home Depot stores nationwide exclusively sold these cleaners from January 1998 through
February 2001 for between $3 and $4.
Consumers should stop using the recalled cleaners immediately since the bottles can leak,
and call the Zep Commercial hotline. The hotline will help consumers determine if their
cleaner bottle is leaking, and provide instructions on how to dispose of leaking bottles
and get a refund. For more information, call Zep Commercial toll-free at (888) 805-HELP
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at
www.zepcommercial.com, or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumers should not return recalled cleaner to The Home Depot, but should call the
hotline for instructions.
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