Prestone Issues Recall for Products Due to Poisoning Risk

Prestone Issues Recall for Products Due to Poisoning Risk
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September 3, 2015

A faulty child resistant closure is removing a cleaning product from the shelves.

Prestone Products Corporation is recalling Windshield De-Icer and Ice & Frost Shield after the discovery that the trigger spray assembly can be removed. Children may gain access to the product, which contains methanol and ethylene glycol, posing a risk of poisoning.

About 4.1 million bottles of the two products are involved in the recall. The De-Icer was sold in a clear yellow 32-ounce trigger spray plastic bottle with a black tip on the nozzle while the Frost Shield was sold in a clear yellow 32-ounce trigger spray plastic bottle with a yellow trigger pull.

Consumers should inspect the bottle to see if the trigger assembly can be removed by twisting the neck shroud counter-clockwise. If the trigger assembly can be removed, consumers should contact Prestone to receive a new replacement trigger assembly that, once engaged, cannot be removed.

These products were sold at AutoZone, Kroger, Meijer, O'Reilly's, Pep Boys and Walmart, online at Amazon, and other retailers from September 2011 through August 2015 for between $3 and $11.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at (800) 890-2075.