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Grease Removers Recalled by Fantastic Distributors Due to Chemical Burn Hazard

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Recall Date:
December 17, 2008

Recall Details

December 17, 2008
Release #09-066

Firm's Recall Hotline: (718) 485-1300 (Collect)

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: "Bagi Shumanit" Super Cold Grease Removers

Units: About 245,000

Importer: Fantastic Distributors, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hazard: Direct contact with this substance can cause burns to consumers' skin and eyes. The product lacks required special packaging and warning label.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: "Bagi Shumanit" Super Cold Grease Remover is packaged in a white 26.4 fl oz. (750 ml) bottle with a trigger sprayer. This product is intended to clean grease from ovens and other cooking surfaces.

Sold at: Various grocery stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from April 2000 through September 2008 for about $5.

Manufactured in: Israel

Remedy: Consumers should immediately pour any remaining product into the toilet, using care to avoid splashing. Consumers should return the empty bottle to the store where the product was purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fantastic Distributors collect at (718) 485-1300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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