Safety Alert Number 0812213


Grease Removers Recalled by Fantastic Distributors Due to Chemical Burn Hazard

Release #09-066

Firm's Recall Hotline: (718) 485-1300 (Collect)
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Grease Removers Recalled by Fantastic Distributors Due to Chemical Burn Hazard

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: "Bagi Shumanit" Super Cold Grease Removers

Units: About 245,000

Importer: Fantastic Distributors, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hazard: Direct contact with this substance can cause burns to consumers' skin and eyes.  The product lacks required special packaging and warning label.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: "Bagi Shumanit" Super Cold Grease Remover is packaged in a white 26.4 fl oz. (750 ml) bottle with a trigger sprayer.  This product is intended to clean grease from ovens and other cooking surfaces.

Sold at: Various grocery stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from April 2000 through September 2008 for about $5.

Manufactured in: Israel

Remedy: Consumers should immediately pour any remaining product into the toilet, using care to avoid splashing.  Consumers should return the empty bottle to the store where the product was purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fantastic Distributors collect at (718) 485-1300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.fantasticinc.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09066.html