|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 304-3769
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: Krylon "Outdoor Spaces" UV Fabric Protector
Units: About 75,000
Manufacturer: The Sherwin-Williams Co., of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: Overexposure to fumes, vapor or spray mist from the product can pose a serious respiratory hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sherwin-Williams has received one report of an incident involving a consumer who experienced coughing and difficulty breathing requiring overnight hospitalization.
Description: The recall involves Krylon "Outdoor Spaces" UV Fabric Protector, which is an aerosol coating used to protect fabric. The part number (#2900) is printed above the UPC (724504029007) on the side of the can. The front of the 11-ounce aerosol can is tan with a picture of a patio containing outdoor furniture. "UV Fabric Protector" and "Outdoor Spaces" are also printed on the front of the can.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and other retail stores nationwide from January 2006 through September 2008 for about $7.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Sherwin-Williams toll-free at (888) 304-3769 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sherwin-williams.com or www.krylon.com
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