|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 552-6225 Ext. 2572
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: Stand'n Seal "Spray-On" Grout Sealer sold in 2005
Units: About 300,000 cans
Distributor: Tile Perfect, a division of Roanoke Companies Group Inc., of Aurora, Ill.
Hazard: The product's odor is not chemically pungent enough to force consumers to minimize their exposure to the fumes. Consumers overexposed to these fumes can experience respiratory-related illness.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 88 reports from consumers who have had adverse reactions after using the aerosol product, including 28 confirmed reports of overexposure resulting in respiratory symptoms for which medical attention was sought for coughing, irritation, difficulty breathing, dizziness and disorientation. Thirteen individuals required medical treatment including overnight hospitalization.
Description: The product is marketed under the brand name of Tile Perfect Stand'n Seal "Spray-On" Grout Sealer. The date/lot codes are printed on the bottom of the can. All cans with date/lot codes starting with the following six digits are included in the recall: A20985; A30985; A10995; A20995; A30995; A11015; A21015; A31015; A11025; A21445; A31445; A11455; A21455; A31455; A11465; A21465. Units with other date/lot codes have been reformulated and are not subject to this recall.
Sold at: Exclusively at Home Depot Stores from April 2005 through June 2005 for about $10.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should not use the aerosol product and return it to the Home Depot for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: : For more information, consumers can contact Tile Perfect Division at (800) 552-6225 Ext. 2572 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.standandseal.com
The Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, in Denver, Colo., informed Roanoke Companies Group that two people had been hospitalized after using Stand'n Seal Grout Sealer, which led to this recall.
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.
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