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September 20, 2001

National Service Industries Inc. Announce Recall of Drain Cleaners

Atlanta, Ga. (SafetyAlerts) - National Service Industries Inc. is recalling about 1.1 million bottles of drain cleaner sold in 64 oz., child-resistant bottles. The bottles can leak, 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 16 reports of the bottles leaking, including three incidents involving skin irritations to the leg and hand, and 13 incidents involving property damage.

The following chart provides information concerning the four types of drain cleaners involved in this recall. Only 64-oz. bottles are affected.

Brand Name Cleaning Product UPC Code Recall Hotline Number, Website Address,E-mail Address

Zep Commercial 10 Minute Hair Clog Remover 21709-52206 (888) 805-4357
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday

www.zepcommerical.com
zephelp@zepcommercial.com

Drain Care Professional Strength Drain Opener Clog Remover 21709-60060

Enforcer 10 Minute Hair Clog Remover 21709-52206 (800) 241-5656 Ext. 686
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday

www.enforcer.com
plumbing@enforcer.com

Drain Care Professional Strength Drain Opener Clog Remover 21709-52212


The Drain Opener Clog Remover bottles and caps are white and the Hair Clog Remover bottles and caps are red. Each bottle has the brand name - "Zep Commercial" or "Enforcer" - on a label that also read in part, "Keep all chemicals out of reach of children."

Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Kmart and hardware stores nationwide sold these cleaners from January 2001 through August 2001 for between $3 and $6. Consumers should stop using the cleaners immediately and contact the appropriate company to receive a free replacement cap.

Consumers should not return the recalled cleaner to the store where purchased.

 
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Health Professional:

Did you know?
During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.