July 14, 2016
Name of product: Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter®, Liquid Plumr® Industrial Strength Urgent Clear® and Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Urgent Clear® clog removers
Hazard: The recalled bottles are not child-resistant and children can remove the top, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. These products contain sodium hydroxide which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.
Remedy: Consumers should keep this recalled product away from children and immediately contact The Clorox Company’s Liquid Plumr call center for disposal and refund instructions.
Consumer Contact: The Clorox Company’s Liquid Plumr call center toll-free at 855-490-0705 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.liquidplumr.com and click on “Important Safety Recall Notice” for more information.
Units: About 5.4 million
Description: This recall involves three Liquid Plumr clog removing products, sold in 17 ounce bottles that are about 9 inches tall. The bottles have the Liquid Plumr logo and the name of the product on the front. Liquid Plumr products included in the recall are:
|Name of Product||UPC Code||Description|
|Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, formerly sold as Slow Flow Fighter||UPC Code 44600-00214||Orange bottle with a red cap|
|Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Urgent Clear||UPC Code 44600-30548||Blue bottle with a red cap|
|Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear||UPC Code 44600-31484||Black bottle with a red cap|
The UPC code is printed in the lower left corner on the back of the bottle. Only bottles manufactured before March 22, 2016 are included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries: The Clorox Company has received 8 reports of the child-resistant bottle caps not working as intended and 221 reports of the bottles leaking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Dollar General, Family Dollar, HEB, Home Depot, Kroger, Lowe’s, Meijer, Publix, Rite-Aid, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and other dollar, grocery, hardware and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Quidsi.com from January 2012 through May 2016 for between $3 and $5.
Distributor(s): The Clorox Company, of Oakland, Calif.
Manufactured in: U.S.
CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.