Woolworths Drain Cleaner Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Woolworths recalls some Select Drain Cleaners due to child safely cap closure failure, a serious safefy hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/zz0hU

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1061068

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Drain Cleaner is subject to this recall:

  • Woolworths Select Drain Cleaner, item number: 714069

Liquid Drain Cleaner used in a domestic environment to unblock drains. The product contains 190g/L of Sodium Hydroxide and is a Scheduled Poison S6 and a Dangerous Good Class 8 Corrosive.

According to the ACCC, the recalled Drain Cleaner has a Child Resistant Cap that has been associated with a potential safety hazard where the Cap may be ineffective and not lock securely on the bottle. Drain cleaner is a poisonous and corrosive substance.

If the bottle tips over or is dropped and the cap fails, the corrosive contents could splash on the user or bystander, potentially causing personal injury. Young children may be able to open the bottle and come into contact with or consume its contents, which are poisonous and corrosive.

Please note: this recall was first published on 17 April 2014 (PRA 2014/14064). The recall is being re-advertised in order to alert consumers to the hazard of the Child-Resistant Cap not locking securely and improve the return rate.


ACCC PRA number: 2014/14194
Recalls Direct RIN: 3838-2014
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Visit the Living Safely site: http://www.LivingSafely.org/
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