Recall: The Clorox Company Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear and Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Urgent Clear Clog Removers
On 2016-07-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding The Clorox Company Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear and Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Urgent Clear Clog Removers due to a potential Poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2012 for about $3 to $5.
About 5 million units are involved in this The Clorox Company, of Oakland, Calif. clog remover recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Cleaners/Cleaning Products category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 11 million product units.
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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|
|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|
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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