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Safety Alert

The Thompson's Company Recalls Aerosol Waterproofing Wood and Masonry Protectors Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product: Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector and Masonry Protector in Aerosol Cans

Hazard: The contents of the cans can react with the package, causing rust to form along the can seam, which could spread to other areas of the can and create pinhole leaks. Leaking propellant poses a fire hazard when it comes into contact with sources of ignition. Leaking sealer can also result in property damage.

Remedy: Refund

Recall date: January 14, 2020

Units: About 852,000

Consumer Contact: The Thompson's Company toll-free at 888-304-3769 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at thompsonsaerosolrecall@sherwin.com, or online at www.thompsonswaterseal.com and click on "RECALL" for more information.

Description: This recall involves Thompson's WaterSeal waterproofing wood and masonry protectors in aerosol cans. The products are used to coat exterior wood to prevent water damage. The aerosol cans are 11 ounces and have a green or blue cap. "Thompson's WaterSeal," "Wood Protector" or "Masonry Protector," the item number and UPC code are printed on the can.

Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector Aerosol

Item #: TH.041800-18

UPC: 032053418006

Thompson's WaterSeal Signature Series Aerosol

Item #: TH.091800-18

UPC: 032053918001

Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofer Plus Wood Protector Aerosol

Item #: TH.011800-18

UPC: 032053118005

Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofer Plus Masonry Protector Aerosol

Item #: TH.023100-18

UPC: 032053231001


Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector and Masonry Protector in aerosol cans, discard the products in accordance with local requirements and contact The Thompson's Company for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: The Thompson's Company received approximately 18 reports of leaking cans from retailers. No injuries, fires, or property damage were reported.

Sold At: Lowe's Home Improvement, Walmart, Menards, Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2014 through September 2019 for about $8.

Manufacturer: The Thompson's Company, of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured In: United States