Company Phone Number: (800) 215-0938 

January 23, 2001


Release # 01-071a

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PRODUCT: Tree Wound and Grafting Compound - The Tanglefoot Co., of Grand Rapids, Mich., is recalling about 35,000 cans of Tree Wound and Grafting Compound, used to seal pruning cuts and other tree wounds. The product is sold in pint, quart and gallon cans that are labeled "Tanglefoot, Tree Wound & Grafting Compound." The recalled cans were filled from November 11, 1996, through May 5, 1999. This five-digit date (written as year, month, day) is stamped on the back of the can's label. For example, "81127" means the can was filled on November 27, 1998. Hardware stores and nurseries nationwide sold the compound from November 1996 through August 1999 for between $5 and $18, depending on the size of the can.

PROBLEM: Pressure can build inside the can and forcibly discharge the compound, which can cause temporary skin irritation.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: The Tanglefoot Co. has received 34 reports of containers discharging their contents. No injuries have been reported.

WHAT TO DO: Return the product to the store where purchased for a replacement. For more information, call The Tanglefoot Company toll-free at (800) 215-0938 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday or email the company at
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