Richfood Bleach Recalled by SuperValu Eastern Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2001
Release # 01-096d
Company Phone Number: (866) 376-1257
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

Richfood Bleach Recalled by SuperValu Eastern Region

PRODUCT: Bleach - SuperValu Eastern Region, of Richmond, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 500 bottles of Richfood bleach. The 32 oz. bottles of bleach were sold in supermarkets throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Northern Virginia from January 2001 through February 2001. The recalled bottles have a UPC Code of 11166 20961, which can be found on the back of the label, and sold for about $0.80. A warning on the back of the label says, "Do not use with toilet bowl cleansers, ammonia, or other household chemicals."

PROBLEM: The bottles were mislabeled. The clear plastic 32 oz. bottles were labeled bleach, but contained ammonia. If the ammonia is mixed with bleach or acid, irritating or toxic gases could be produced.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

WHAT TO DO: Return the Richfood bottles of bleach to the store where purchased for a replacement or refund. For more information, call SuperValu toll-free at (866) 376-1257 between 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Picture of bleach bottle