Name of product:
Sodium Hydroxide Flakes, Pure Lye, Caustic Soda Drain Cleaner and Sodium Hydroxide Flake (Caustic Soda Flake)

The products contain sodium 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.  In addition, the label on the products violate the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (FHSA) by omitting the word “poison” and other mandatory information on the packaging.

Recall date:
May 13, 2021

About 960

Consumer Contact:

Alliance Chemical collect at 512-365-6838 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, email, or online at and click on Recall Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves sodium hydroxide drain cleaner sold in a 2-pound white plastic bottle with a continuous thread closure cap.  Alliance Chemical, Sodium Hydroxide Flakes, Pure Lye, Caustic Soda, NaOH, and Drain Cleaner are printed on the blue and white label.  The second recalled product involves sodium hydroxide sold in a 5-pound clear bag with a white and black label that states Sodium Hydroxide Flake and Caustic Soda Flake.


Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of sight and reach of children.  Contact Alliance Chemical for a free replacement child resistant packaging and label to put on the product.  Alliance Chemical is contacting all known purchasers directly.


No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Online at, and from August 2020 through February 2021 for between $20 and $30.


Alliance Chemical, of Taylor, Texas

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number: