The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that three types of Liquid Plumr® clog removers are being recalled by the Clorox Company because they do not meet the child-resistant closure requirement. Children can remove the top, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. The products contain sodium hydroxide, which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.
The recalled products are Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter®, Liquid Plumr® Industrial Strength Urgent Clear®, and Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Urgent Clear® clog removers. About 5.4 million products are being recalled. The products are in 17 ounce bottles that are about 9″ tall.
The Liquid Plumr® Recall Pro-Strength Foaming product has a UPC number of 44600-00214 and is packaged in an orange bottle with a red cap. The Liquid Plumr® Recall Pro-Strength Urgent Clear has a UPC number of 44600-30548 and is packaged in a blue bottle with a red cap. The Liquid Plumr® Recall Industrial Strength Urgent Clear has a UPC number of 44600-31484 and is in a black bottle with a red cap.
Only bottles manufactured before March 22, 2016 are included in this recall. The products were sold 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.
The 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. If you purchased any of these products, keep them away from children and contact the company for disposal and refund instructions.