Selleys Poly Paint Stripper Recall [Australia]

Selleys Poly Paint Stripper Recall [Australia]

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Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Selleys, a Padstow, New South Wales establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Poly Paint Stripper due to suspected component detachment and consequential risk of leakage, skin irritation, eye injury and property damage, all serious health and safety hazards.


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Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Paint Stripper products are subject to this recall:

  • Selleys branded Poly Paint Stripper, a translucent liquid paint stripper for removing all household paints and most industrial, marine and automotive finishes, sold in 250 mL cans and distributed after 1 December 2018 and with a batch number that starts with the digit “9” and a barcode of 9310168506919. The batch number is a four digit number printed on the top of the can.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the ACCC, the neck on the spout of the can may separate from the body, resulting in the product leaking out. This can result in skin irritation, eye damage and other serious injury.

The company suggests the following procedure:

“Consumers should put on latex or rubber gloves and check the batch number of any Poly Paint Stripper 250 mL cans they have, to see if the batch number starts with 9. The batch number contains 4 digits and is printed on the top of the can. If the batch number starts with a 9, still wearing the gloves, tape the lid to the can with duct tape or other similar tape, place the can in a plastic bag and in a box or carton in an upright position. Transport the can in the upright position to the nearest Bunnings store for a full refund.”

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 0-0-0, your closest hospital or emergency centre equipped to handle poisonings.

Always use appropriate personal protective equipment (“PPE”) when working with oils, solvents and other chemicals, including gloves and protective eye wear. Ensure windows are open and the area is well ventilated.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Selleys at 1300 555 205 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at or by e-mail at

==> To contact the Selleys in the event of a spill, corrosive injury, poisoning or any other emergency, please ring the DuluxGroup Emergency Response line at 1800 033 111.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Paint Stripper products, please search for “paint” or more generically, “chemicals” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Selleys, please search for “Selleys” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Poly brand, please search for “Poly” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2019/17654
Recalls Direct RIN: 11732-201
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