Friday, October 22, 2010

Claire-Sprayway Recalls Fabric Protector Due to Respiratory 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Fabric Protector

Units: About 73,500

Manufacturer: Claire-Sprayway Inc., of Addison, Ill.

Hazard: Overexposure to fumes, vapor or spray mist from the product can pose a serious respiratory hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 36 incidents of overexposure to fumes, vapor or spray mist, 34 of which involved coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. One incident resulted in a serious respiratory injury.

Description: The recall involves fabric protector which is an aerosol coating used to protect fabric. The fabric protector was sold under the following brand names: Sprayway(r) No. 980 Industrial Fabric Protector; 3D Fabric Protector; Auto Brite Fabric Protector Guardatela; Auto Magic(r) Fabric Protector No. 91-S; Crystal Aire Products #680 Fabric Protector; Falcon Labs(r) Spotless Fabric Protector; Quiltprotect(tm) Spray; Robbie's(tm) Fabric Shield; Showcar Fabric Protector and Simoniz(r) System 5 Stain Sentry Fabric Protector. The can size is 13.5 oz., and the product code is located on the bottom of the can.

Sold at: Automotive supply, auto detailing, upholstery, textiles, furniture and fabric stores nationwide from January 2005 through August 2010 for about $10.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Claire-Sprayway to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Claire-Sprayway toll-free at (877) 416-7324 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's websites at www.clairemfg.com or www.spraywayinc.com

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