While no injuries have been reported, both products contain chemicals that pose hazards if exposure were to occur without the safety measures recommended for these products. Safe practices and handling include wearing protective gear such as goggles, gloves, boots and clothing. The two Cabot Problem-Solver wood cleaning products both have spray pumps that could potentially cause the contents to leak if their containers were tipped horizontally.
What Should I Do?
If you have either product in a container with a pump spray mechanism, you are advised to return it to the store from which you bought it for a full refund.
What if I've already used the cleaner or brightener?
Return the container, even if it has been opened and the contents have been partially used. If the contents have been completely used, dispose of the empty container and do not attempt to reuse it.
Warning: If the container is leaking or has leaked in the past, do not return the product to the store. Instead, the CPSC and Cabot recommend that consumers should immediately call the toll-free number, (877) 755-3336, and a representative will arrange for safe handling of the product.
This recall is occurring due to the potential for leaking of the product to occur at the pump spray mechanism of the container when the container is tipped horizontally. No injuries have been reported, but both products contain chemicals that pose hazards if exposure were to occur.
More About the Recalled Products
The recalled products are used for exterior wood decks, siding, fences, railings and steps. They can also be used to remove rust stains on all types of coated surfaces.
Product: Cabot Ready to Use Problem-Solver Wood Cleaner 80007 company product description: Provides excellent results when used for cleaning untreated weathered wood as well as aluminum, vinyl and plastic surfaces. Cabot Problem-Solver Wood Cleaner #8002 is specially formulated to remove dirt, mildew stains and other foreign matter from all painted, stained, unfinished or weathered wood surfaces. Unlike other mildew stain cleaners, this easy-to-use Cabot product does not require the addition of bleach to be effective. Use for routine cleaning as well as for properly preparing all surfaces prior to staining or painting. Cabot Problem-Solver Wood Cleaner is ideal for use on new or previously stained or painted wood surfaces including decks, siding, fences, railings and steps. It also provides excellent results when used for cleaning untreated weathered wood as well as aluminum, vinyl and plastic surfaces.
Product: Cabot Ready to Use Problem-Solver Wood Brightener 80008 company product description: Formulated to remove unsightly discoloration of wood caused by tannin bleed in extractive wood types such as cedar and redwood. It also removes metal rust stains. This product can be used on all painted, stained and unfinished wood surfaces. When used on weathered wood, it brings back the rich, "new wood" look. Composition: Oxalic Acid.
Who to Contact
100 Hale St., Newburyport, MA 01950 (800)US-STAIN Cabot website