Prestone Products Recalls Windshield De-Icer and Ice and Frost Shield Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement

The trigger spray assembly can be removed from the De-Icer and Frost Shield container. The product contains methanol and ethylene glycol. Children may gain access to the product by removing the trigger assembly, posing a risk of poisoning.

Recall date: September 03, 2015
Recall number: 15-232
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  • Prestone Windshield De-Icer

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    Prestone Windshield De-Icer

  • Prestone Ice & Frost Shield

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    Prestone Ice & Frost Shield

  • Shroud on bottle of Prestone De-Icer and Ice & Frost Shield

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    Shroud on bottle of Prestone De-Icer and Ice & Frost Shield

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Prestone® Windshield De-Icer and Prestone® Ice & Frost Shield

Hazard:

The trigger spray assembly can be removed from the De-Icer and Frost Shield container. The product contains methanol and ethylene glycol. Children may gain access to the product by removing the trigger assembly, posing a risk of poisoning.

Consumer Contact:

Prestone information center at 800-890-2075 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.prestone.com and click on “De-Icer and Frost Shield Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 4.1 million

Description

This recall involves two products: Prestone Windshield De-Icer and Prestone Ice & Frost Shield. The Windshield De-Icer (SKU AS-246) is used to melt ice on vehicle windshields and windows. The De-Icer was sold in a clear yellow 32-ounce trigger spray plastic bottle with a black tip on the nozzle. The Prestone Ice & Frost Shield (SKU AS-247) is used to reduce morning frost, light ice and snow on vehicle windshields, windows and wiper blades. The Frost Shield was sold in a clear yellow 32-ounce trigger spray plastic bottle with a yellow trigger pull. The SKU number is printed on the bottom left of the back label.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Always keep all products that contain hazardous chemicals out of reach and sight of children. Consumers should inspect the bottle to see if the trigger assembly can be removed by twisting the neck shroud counter-clockwise. If the trigger assembly can be removed, consumers should contact Prestone to receive a new replacement trigger assembly that, once engaged, cannot be removed.

Sold at

AutoZone, Kroger, Meijer, O’Reilly’s, Pep Boys and Walmart, online at www.Amazon.com, and other retailers from September 2011 through August 2015 for between $3 and $11.

Manufacturer(s)

Prestone Products Corporation, of Lake Forest. Ill.

Manufactured in

United States

  • Prestone Windshield De-Icer

  • Prestone Ice & Frost Shield

  • Shroud on bottle of Prestone De-Icer and Ice & Frost Shield