Sherwin-Williams Recalls Tree House Acrylic Coating Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby

The aerosol canisters can leak. Leaking canisters stored near an ignition source can pose a fire hazard.

August 28, 2012
Release #12-260
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 304-3769


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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tree House Studio™ Clear Acrylic Matte Coating

Units: About 17,850

Importer: Sherwin-Williams Company, of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The aerosol canister can leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers if the can is stored near a source of ignition.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves 11-ounce cans of Tree House Studio™ Clear Acrylic Matte Coating. The product was sold in a white aerosol can with Tree House Studio™ logo and the name "CLEAR ACRYLIC MATTE COATING" printed on the front. Batch date HL2081LT is printed on the bottom of the can, along with UPC code 724504103004.

Sold exclusively at: Hobby Lobby stores nationwide between July 2011 and June 2012 for about $7.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Sherwin-Williams for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Sherwin-Williams toll-free at (888) 304-3769 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

Picture of recalled aerosol canister              Picture of the bottom of the recalled aerosol canister showing location of batch date