July 2, 2001
Release # 01-183
Flood Co. Recall Hotline: (800) 321-3444
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, The Flood Co. Announce Recall of Wood Strippers and Cleaners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Flood Co., of Hudson, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 bottles of Flood StainStrip and FloodPro Stripper/Cleaner sold in gallon bottles. Some of these bottles can leak at the cap, allowing the contents to come into contact with consumers. These strippers and cleaners can cause burns to the skin and eyes.

The Flood Co. has received two reports of bottles leaking that were shipped to retailers, but no injuries have been reported.

Only gallon bottles of Flood StainStrip and Stripper/Cleaner are part of this recall. Both bottles show the Flood logo in the shape of a paint brush.Writing on the StrainStrip Exterior Stain Stripper label reads, " REMOVES ALL FINISHES," and "DANGER! CAUSES EYE, SKIN AND MUCOUS MEMBRANE BURNS." The Stripper/Cleaner label reads, "4 Products In One!"

Paint and hardware stores nationwide sold these Flood products from March 2001 through June 2001 for between $15 and $20.

Consumers should stop using the recalled cleaners immediately since the bottles can leak, and call the Flood Co. hotline. The hotline will help consumers determine if their bottle is leaking, and provide instructions on how to dispose of leaking bottles and get a refund. For more information, call Flood Co. toll-free at (800) 321-3444 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Saturday and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Sunday. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at

Consumers should not return recalled cleaner to the store where purchased, but should call the hotline for instructions.
Picture of Recalled Wood Strippers and Cleaners

Picture of Recalled Wood Strippers and Cleaners