Liquid Plumr Clog Removers Recalled Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

The recalled bottles are not child-resistant and children can remove the top

Liquid Plumr Clog Removers Recalled Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement
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July 14, 2016

Liquid Plumr is recalling 5.4 million units of three types of clog removal products because they are not properly sealed with child-resistant packaging.

The bottles are not child-resistant and children can remove the top, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. These products contain sodium hydroxide, which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.

The recalled Liquid Plumr products include the Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, Industrial Strength Urgent Clear, and Pro-Strength Urgent Clear clog removers. The products are sold in 17-ounce bottles that are about nine inches tall. The bottles have the Liquid Plumr logo and the name of the product on the front. The UPC code is printed in the lower left corner on the back of the bottle.

The recalled clog removers were sold at Dollar General, Family Dollar, HEB, Home Depot, Kroger, Lowe's, Meijer, Publix, Rite-Aid, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, and other dollar, grocery, hardware, and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online from January 2012 through May 2016 for between $3 and $5.

For specific UPCs and descriptions of the affected products, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

The Clorox Company has received eight reports of the child-resistant bottle caps not working as intended and 221 reports of the bottles leaking. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should keep this recalled product away from children and immediately contact The Clorox Company's Liquid Plumr Call Center for disposal and refund instructions.

For more information, consumers can reach The Clorox Company's Liquid Plumr Call Center at (855) 490-0705.