American Grease Stick Recalls Mislabeled Brake Fluid Bottles

American Grease Stick Recalls Mislabeled Brake Fluid Bottles
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December 18, 2015

A brake fluid brand is issuing a recall for a product due to incorrect labeling.

American Grease Stick Company (AGS) is recalling certain bottles of Carquest DOT5 Silicone Brake Fluid. The affected bottles may not clearly show the minimum wet equilibrium reflux boiling point (ERPB) rating, and may not contain the words "Motor Vehicle" on the label where the bottle identifies the contents as DOT Brake Fluid. This puts the product in violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 116, "Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids."

The confusing label may result in consumers using the wrong brake fluid, which could result in decreased braking performance and increase the risk of a crash.

About 2,300 bottles of the brake fluid are subject to the recall.

AGS will notify purchasers and the bottles will be returned and relabeled with the correct label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact AGS customer service at (800) 253-0403.

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