|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2004
Release # 05-037
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 255-3533
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Valvoline Announce Recall of Brake Cleaner and Brake Parts Cleaner
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Pyroil® Brake Parts Cleaner and NAPA® Brake Cleaner
Units: 2.8 million cans
Manufacturer: The Valvoline Company, a Division of Ashland Inc., of Lexington, Ky.
Hazard: The affected aerosol cans contain a defective spray valve that might stick when depressed, possibly emptying the can's flammable contents.
Incidents/Injuries: Valvoline has received nine complaints about sticking spray valves. One consumer was injured when the product sprayed into his eye.
Description: The recall involves 13-ounce cans of Pyroil® Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner and NAPA® Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner. This product is used by professional mechanics as well as "do-it-yourself" consumers who perform brake repairs on their own vehicles. The recalled cans contain one of the following four digits in their date codes, which are found on the bottom of the cans:
|Pyroil (Part No. 4003) ||NAPA (Part No. 4800)
Sold at: Auto parts retail stores nationwide from March 2004 through September 2004 for about $2.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled aerosol cans immediately and contact Valvoline for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Valvoline at (800) 255-3533 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.valvoline.coms
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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