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Boyer Recalls Six Brands of Sodium and Potassium Hydroxide Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Packaging Requirement; Injuries Reported

  • Recalled Soap Supply Co. Lye
  • Recalled Soap Makers Lye
  • Recalled California Soap Supply Lye
  • Recalled Combo Pure Solutions Sodium Hydroxide
  • Recalled Red Crown High Test Lye
  • Recalled Boyer Potassium Hydroxide Flakes
Name of Product:
Soap Supply Co. Lye, Soap Makers Lye, California Soap Supply, Combo Pure Solutions, Red Crown High Test Lye, and Boyer Potassium Hydroxide Flakes

The products contain sodium and/or potassium hydroxide which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).  The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes.

Recall Date:
March 18, 2020
About 329,000
Consumer Contact

Boyer Corporation at 800-323-4030 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at or online at and click on the “Recall” tab for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves six brands of sodium and potassium hydroxide products sold in two pound clear plastic bottles with a continuous thread closure cap.  The products are commonly advertised as being used for home soapmaking projects and clearing drains. The lot numbers included in the recall are from 4001 to 9288 and are located on the bottom of the jar and on the side of the box.  The brands of products and description of the packaging included in the recall are:


Brand Description  Distributed By 
Soap Supply Co. Lye  yellow label BigTProducts
Soap Makers Lye green label BigTProducts
California Soap Supply  dark blue label NG Inc.
Combo Pure Solutions light blue label NG Inc.
Red Crown High Test Lye red label Boyer Corporation
Boyer Potassium Hydroxide Flakes white label Boyer Corporation

Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Boyer for a free replacement child-resistant cap.


CPSC has received two reports of chemical burn injuries with the California Soap Supply product.  One involved a child who received chemical burns to their mouth after gaining access to the product. 

Sold At

Online at and other websites from January 2015 through October 2019 for about $5.



The Boyer Corporation Inc., LaGrange, Ill.

Manufactured In:
United States
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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