CPSC, Valvoline Announce Recall of Brake Cleaner and Brake Parts Cleaner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2004
Release # 05-037
Firm's Hotline: (800) 255-3533
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Valvoline Announce Recall of Brake Cleaner and Brake Parts Cleaner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Pyroil® Brake Parts Cleaner and NAPA® Brake Cleaner

Units: 2.8 million cans

Manufacturer: The Valvoline Company, a Division of Ashland Inc., of Lexington, Ky.

Hazard: The affected aerosol cans contain a defective spray valve that might stick when depressed, possibly emptying the can's flammable contents.

Incidents/Injuries: Valvoline has received nine complaints about sticking spray valves. One consumer was injured when the product sprayed into his eye.

Description: The recall involves 13-ounce cans of Pyroil® Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner and NAPA® Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner. This product is used by professional mechanics as well as "do-it-yourself" consumers who perform brake repairs on their own vehicles. The recalled cans contain one of the following four digits in their date codes, which are found on the bottom of the cans:

Pyroil (Part No. 4003) NAPA (Part No. 4800)
C014
C024
C184
C194
C304
D024
D034
D214
D224
D264
E104
F074
F084
F094
F104
F234
F244
F284
G134
G144
G194
G294
H034
H194
C024
C094
C184
C194
C224
C234
C304
C314
D014
D034
D054
E054
E064
E144
E244
E254
F174
F184
G284
H124
H304
H314
I074
I084



Sold at: Auto parts retail stores nationwide from March 2004 through September 2004 for about $2.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled aerosol cans immediately and contact Valvoline for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Valvoline at (800) 255-3533 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.valvoline.coms
Picture of Recalled Pyroil Brake Parts CleanerPicture of Recalled NAPA Brake Cleaner