The CPSC and Tile Perfect Inc. Announce the Recall of 300,000 Cans of Stand’n Seal Grout Sealer Due to Potential Respiratory Problems from Toxic FumesSep 1, 2005 | www.newsinferno.com
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tile Perfect Inc., a division of Roanoke Companies Group Inc., of Aurora, Illinois, has announced a voluntary recall of about 300,000 cans of Stand’n Seal “Spray-On” Grout Sealer manufactured in the United States and sold in 2005.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
The product’s odor is not chemically pungent enough to force consumers to minimize their exposure to the fumes. Consumers overexposed to these toxic fumes can experience respiratory-related illness.
The Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, in Denver, Colo., informed Roanoke Companies Group that two people had been hospitalized after using Stand’n Seal Grout Sealer. This report prompted the recall.
There have been 88 reports from consumers who have had adverse reactions after using the aerosol product. They include 28 confirmed reports of overexposure resulting in respiratory symptoms for which medical attention was sought for coughing, irritation, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and disorientation. Thirteen individuals required medical treatment including overnight hospitalization.
The product was marketed under the brand name of Tile Perfect™ Stand’n Seal “Spray-On” Grout Sealer. The date/lot codes are printed on the bottom of the can. All cans with date/lot codes starting with the following six digits are included in the recall: A20985; A30985; A10995; A20995; A30995; A11015; A21015; A31015; A11025; A21445; A31445; A11455; A21455; A31455; A11465; A21465.
Units with other date/lot codes have been reformulated and are not subject to this recall.
The products were sold exclusively at Home Depot Stores from April 2005 through June 2005 for about $10.
Consumers should not use the aerosol product and return it to Home Depot for a full refund. For more information, consumers can contact Tile Perfect Division at (800) 552-6225 Ext. 2572 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.standandseal.com