Confusing Brake Fluid Bottle Recalled by American Grease Stick

Confusing Brake Fluid Bottle Recalled by American Grease Stick
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March 15, 2016

American Grease Stick Company (AGS) is issuing a recall for a product due to incorrect labeling.

The manufacturer 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."

If customers are confused by the label, they might use the wrong brake fluid, which could result in decreased braking performance and increase the risk of a crash.

About 12,600 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 manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

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