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CPSC And Turtle Wax Recall Automotive Protectant Products

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Recall Date:
January 26, 1995

Recall Details



January 26, 1995


Release # 95-071

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Turtle Wax Inc. of Chicago is voluntarily recalling about 37,400 containers of Turtle Wax Protectant 10-oz. finger pump spray T-118 (four container codes E20410, E20411, E21410, and E21411); and about 2,000 containers of Turtle Wax Formula 2001 Super Protectant 16-oz. trigger spray T-97 (one container code G054601).

The Turtle Wax Protectant and the Formula 2001 Super Protectant may be contaminated with bacteria. While this bacteria is commonly found in the human skin and in soil, under certain conditions this bacteria can cause a minor skin rash or other problems for someone using the product.

Turtle Wax shipped the recalled products, which sold in select stores for between $1.99 to $6.99, from May 1994 to August 1994.

Turtle Wax has not received any reports of injury from using the protectants. CPSC and Turtle Wax are conducting this recall to prevent the possibility of injury.

Consumers can determine whether they have purchased the recalled protectants by checking the container for the above listed codes. Consumers should stop using the product and return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund or exchange. For more information, call the Turtle Wax toll-free number, (800) 805-7695. Media inquiries should be directed to Charles A. Tornabene of Turtle Wax at (708) 563-3600.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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 Commission.
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