September 20, 2001
Blue Coral Announce Recall of Rain-X® Glass Cleaner and Washer Fluid
- Blue Coral is recalling about 1.1 million containers of Rain-X®
glass cleaner and washer fluid. The products, 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.
Coral has received three reports of ingestion, including two children whose
parents called the Blue Coral help line and were directed to immediate
The recalled products include three brands: Rain-X® Super Glass Cleaner
Concentrate, which was sold in 10-oz. and 16.9-oz. plastic bottles, is a
pink concentrated liquid that should be added to water; Rain-X® Plus Washer
Fluid Concentrate, which was sold in 10-oz. and 16.9-oz. plastic bottles and
single-use 1.2-oz. pouches, is a blue concentrated liquid that also should
be added to water; and Rain-X® Washer Fluid Additive, which was sold in
single-use 2-oz. pouches. The Glass Cleaner and Washer Fluid bottles have a
measuring cup built into the cap. A label on the back of the products reads
in part, "Blue Coral Slick 50 Ltd." and "Made in USA."
Hardware, automotive and department stores nationwide sold the recalled
Rain-X® products from September 1998 through August 2001 for between $1 and
Consumers should keep these recalled products out of the reach of young
children. Consumers should call Blue Coral toll-free at (800) 416-1600
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for information on
receiving replacement child-resistant caps and a coupon toward a Rain-X®
product. Consumers also can visit the company's websites at
www.bluecoral.com or www.rain-x.com.
Rain-X® Washer Fluid Additive sold in 10-oz. and 16.9-oz. yellow bottles is
not subject to this recall.