Rust-Oleum Issues Recall for Fluorescent Pink Spray Paint Due to Potential Injury Hazard
A substantial recall is underway as Rust-Oleum Corp., a manufacturer based in Vernon Hills, Illinois, announces the recall of approximately 84,000 units of its Professional Fluorescent Pink Inverted Marking Spray Paint cans. The recall, issued on September 28, 2023, stems from a significant injury hazard identified in the product.
The identified hazard is related to the can’s spray valve assembly which can unexpectedly detach with force, posing a substantial impact injury hazard to users. The recalled product is specific to the Rust-Oleum Professional Fluorescent Pink Marking Paint, housed in a 15 oz. metal can and can be identified by its fluorescent pink plastic lid corresponding to the color of the paint. Notably, units sold at Lowe’s are labeled with “WATER BASED FORMULA,” and the recall is limited to lot codes S34052 for units sold at Lowe’s and S34054 for units sold through other retailers. These lot codes are printed on the bottom of the can, helping consumers to precisely identify the recalled products. To date, Rust-Oleum has received five reports of the valve assembly and plastic cap detaching forcefully leading to paint splatter and potential injuries.
Consumers in possession of the recalled spray paint cans are urged to cease usage immediately. As part of the recall compliance, consumers are instructed to photograph the product and the date code located on the bottom of the can and subsequently wrap the can in a plastic bag and place it in an area inaccessible to children. For refunds, consumers need to contact Rust-Oleum directly through the provided contact channels and share the necessary photographs along with their name and mailing address. Rust-Oleum is responsive to consumer queries from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, via their recall hotline found on Rustoleum.com or via email at [email protected]. Further details on the recall can be found on the official Rust-Oleum website.
The affected consumers, once they have contacted Rust-Oleum and followed the stipulated steps, will be eligible for a full refund. The disposal of the product should be carried out in accordance with local disposal requirements. Consumers are also encouraged to check local regulations to ensure compliant and environmentally responsible disposal of the spray paint cans.
The recalled products were accessible to consumers nationwide and were available for purchase from various retailers including Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Menards, as well as other hardware stores. Additionally, online portals such as Amazon.com, Homedepot.com, and Lowes.com also retailed these products between April 2023 and July 2023, each priced around $10.
The recall from Rust-Oleum emphasizes the continual commitment of manufacturers to uphold consumer safety. It is imperative for consumers who have purchased the Rust-Oleum Professional Fluorescent Pink Inverted Marking Spray Paint cans to act promptly, adhering to the recall guidelines to mitigate any risk of injury. By responding promptly to recall notices, consumers play a crucial role in ensuring their safety and contribute to the overarching goal of maintaining high safety standards within the consumer products sector.
Victims who have suffered injuries due to the defect in Rust-Oleum’s Professional Fluorescent Pink Inverted Marking Spray Paint cans may have legal grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. Product liability law allows consumers to seek legal recourse for injuries caused by defective or unsafe products. By filing a lawsuit, victims can hold manufacturers, distributors, and retailers accountable for distributing unsafe or defective products.
In a product liability lawsuit concerning this injury, victims may seek several types of damages depending on the extent of their injuries and losses. One of the primary types of damages is compensatory damages, which aim to compensate the injured party for the losses suffered due to the defective product. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, enabling victims to recover the financial burdens associated with their injuries. Additionally, victims might also be able to seek damages for emotional distress, which compensates for the psychological impact of the injury.
In some cases, where the conduct of the manufacturer is found to be particularly egregious or reckless, victims might also be awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter them, and others, from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
Before moving forward with a lawsuit, victims should consult with an experienced product liability attorney to discuss the specific details of their case. An attorney can assess the merit of the claim, guide victims through the legal process, and help them understand the potential damages they could recover. It is crucial to act promptly and seek legal counsel to preserve one’s rights and ensure the best possible outcome in seeking justice for the injuries and losses incurred due to defective products.
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