Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sherwin-Williams Recalls Purdy Scrapers Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Purdy 2 1/2" 4-Edge Scrapers

Units: About 76,000

Distributor: The Sherwin-Williams Co., of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufacturer: Allway Tools Inc., of Bronx, New York

Hazard: The recalled scraper's body can break away from the handle when struck against a hard object. This poses a laceration hazard to users.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the scraper's body separating from the handle. There have been no reported injuries.

Description: The recalled scraper is a 2 1/2" wide steel tool with a four-sided edge. The handle has a soft black grip with "Purdy" printed in red letters on the side of the handle.

Sold at: Sherwin-Williams Paint stores, Duron Paint stores, MA Bruder Paint stores, United Paint Stores, Norfolk Paint Stores, Mercury Paint Stores, Old Quaker Paint Stores, Flex Bon Paint Stores and Columbia Paint Stores nationwide from February 2009 through June 2009 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled scraper immediately and return it to any Sherwin-Williams store or the place of purchase for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sherwin-Williams at (888) 304-3796 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.sherwin-williams.com .

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