Safety Alert Number 0811208

Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner Recalled by DuPont Due to
Leaking Cap; Poses Risk of Severe Skin Irritation
Release #09-055
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 241-2780
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner Bottles
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: DuPont, of Wilmington, Del. Hazard: Pressure can build up in a full or nearly full bottle of the acidic cleaner when it is stored in elevated temperatures over
an extended period of time, which can result in the cleaner leaking from underneath the cap. If the product comes into contact
with skin, it can cause severe skin irritation. Incidents/Injuries: Lowe's has received two reports of leaking bottles at two different Lowe's stores. One consumer reported
temporary skin irritation. Another consumer reported skin peeling. Description: Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner is used to clean ceramic and porcelain tile and grout. It was sold in silver-colored
one quart plastic bottles. "DuPont" and "Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner" are printed on the front of the bottle. UPC code 6-
69009-71003-9 is printed on the back label. Sold at: Lowe's stores from March 2008 through October 2008 for about $7. Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner bottles if there are signs of
leakage. Even if there are no signs of leakage, consumers should use gloves when handling the recalled bottles and contact
DuPont to receive a free replacement bottle cap. Consumers should not return the product to Lowe's. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DuPont toll-free at (888) 241-2780 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at
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