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Sherwin-Williams Recalls Purdy Scrapers

Jul 31, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP About 76,000 Purdy 2 ½” 4-Edge Scrapers have been recalled by the Sherwin-Williams Co., of Cleveland, Ohio.   According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the recalled scrapers pose a laceration hazard to consumers.

The recalled scraper is a 2 ½” 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.  The scrapers were 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.

The recalled scraper’s body can break away from the handle when struck against a hard object. This poses a laceration hazard to users.  Sherwin-Williams  has received four reports of the scraper’s body separating from the handle. There have been no reported injuries.

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.  For additional information, contact Sherwin-Williams at (888) 304-3769 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

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