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Prestone Products Recalls Antifreeze Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirements; Risk of Poisoning

  • Recalled PRESTONE 50/50 Antifreeze
  • Recalled PRESTONE Concentrate Antifreeze
  • Recalled PRESTONE COMMAND® Nitrite Free 50/50 Antifreeze
  • Recalled PRESTONE Heavy Duty Antifreeze 50/50
  • Recalled PRESTONE AMM 33% Export Antifreeze
  • Recalled AUTOZONE AMAM 50/50 Antifreeze
  • Recalled AUTOZONE Concentrate 50/50 Antifreeze
  • Recalled HIGHLINE AMAM "Prime Guard" 50/50 Antifreeze
  • Recalled HIGHLINE AMAM "Prime Guard" Concentrate Antifreeze
  • Recalled SUPERTECH Antifreeze Pre Diluted
  • Recalled SUPERTECH Antifreeze
  • Recalled PRIME Antifreeze AMAM
  • Recalled PRIME AMAM 50/50 Antifreeze
  • Recalled STARFIRE Antifreeze AMAM 50/50
Name of Product:
Antifreeze products
Hazard:

The antifreeze products contain the substance ethylene glycol which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.  The products' caps were not rotated enough during manufacturing to engage the child resistant mechanism, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
October 07, 2020
Units:

About 687,000

Consumer Contact

Prestone Products toll-free at 888-269-0750 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.prestone.com and click on Safety Notice at the top of the homepage for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves fourteen different models of pre-diluted or concentrated antifreeze sold under six different brand names:  Prestone®, AutoZone®, Highline®/Prime Guard®, Supertech®, Prime® and Starfire®.  The one-gallon antifreeze bottles are black, gray, orange, white or yellow.  The brand is printed on the front of the antifreeze.  The date code and model numbers can be found on the back informational panel of the product.  Only antifreeze products with the following brand name, model number and date codes are included on this recall: 

Product Name  Model Number  Date Codes  Image
PRESTONE

50/50 Antifreeze 

AF2100/G2F  OF20118 

OF20128 

OF20129

OF20132 

OF20133 

OF20134 

OF20135 

OF20141 

PRESTONE

Concentrate Antifreeze 

AF2000/G2F  OF20128

OF20134 

OF20135 

OF20141

PRESTONE

COMMAND® Nitrite Free 50/50 

AFC12100/F  OF20062 
PRESTONE

Heavy Duty Antifreeze 50/50 

AF5200/F  OF20062 

OF20063 

PRESTONE AMM 33% Export Antifreeze  AF2033  OF20111 
AUTOZONE AMAM 50/50 Antifreeze  540721/1F  OF20036 

OF20037 

OF20038 

OF20041

OF20050 

OF20055 

OF20056 

OF20085 

OF20086 

OF20094 

OF20113 

OF20133 

OF20134

OF20135 

AUTOZONE Concentrate 50/50 Antifreeze  000367/1F  OF20041 

OF20042

OF20056 

OF20057 

OF20062 

OF20135 

OF20139 

HIGHLINE AMAM "Prime Guard" 50/50 Antifreeze  HLAMAM5050GL/F  OF20007

OF20008 

OF20042 

OF20043

OF20050

HIGHLINE AMAM "Prime Guard" Concentrate Antifreeze  HLAMAMGL/F  OF20042 
SUPERTECH Antifreeze Pre Diluted  ST4053/F  OF20006 

OF20007

OF20051 

OF20055 

OF20084 

OF20070 

OF20085 

SUPERTECH Antifreeze  ST4003/F  OF20141 
PRIME Antifreeze AMAM  AF3000/F  OF20049 

OF20078 

OF20140 

PRIME AMAM 50/50 Antifreeze  AF3100/F  OF20043 

OF20044 

OF20078 

OF20079 

OF20140 

STARFIRE Antifreeze AMAM 50/50  CPAMAM5050/F  OF20057 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately inspect the product and twist the cap to ensure the child resistant mechanism is engaged.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold At

Ace Hardware, Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Highline, Home Depot, Lowe's, Pep Boys and Walmart stores nationwide and online from January 2020 through May 2020 for between $10 and $22.

Manufacturer(s):

Prestone Products Corporation, of Rosemont, Ill.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
21-002
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