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Home > Recalled Products > Home & Garden > Cleaning & Laundry > Cleaners/Cleaning Products > 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

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

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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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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
Image of Recalled Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter Clog Remover, formerly sold as Slow Flow Fighter - UPC Code 44600-00214 867242
Image of Recalled Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter Clog Remover, formerly sold as Slow Flow Fighter - UPC Code 44600-00214 657160
Image of Recalled Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter Clog Remover, formerly sold as Slow Flow Fighter - UPC Code 44600-00214 464241
Image of Recalled Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter Clog Remover, formerly sold as Slow Flow Fighter - UPC Code 44600-00214 802439
Image of Recalled Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Urgent Clear Clog Remover - UPC Code 44600-30548 951605
Image of Recalled Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Urgent Clear Clog Remover - UPC Code 44600-30548 492217
Image of Recalled Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear Clog Remover - UPC Code 44600-31484 482198
Image of Recalled Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear Clog Remover - UPC Code 44600-31484 244769
Image of Recalled Location of UPC code on the back of the bottle 849192
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Website: liquidplumr.com
Phone: 855-490-0705

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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
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.

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?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

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.

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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.

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+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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