|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2012
| Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 304-3769
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Sherwin-Williams Recalls Tree House Acrylic Coating Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby
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 www.sherwin-williams.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household
chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.