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From Products Liability Law Daily, September 3, 2015

Prestone recalls 4.1 million bottles of Windshield De-Icer, Ice & Frost Shield over poisoning risk

By John Dumoulin

Prestone Products Corporation, of Lake Forest, Illinois, has recalled approximately 4.1 million bottles of Prestone® Windshield De-Icer and Prestone® Ice & Frost Shield because the trigger spray assembly can be removed from the De-Icer and Frost Shield container. The product contains methanol and ethylene glycol. Children may gain access to the product by removing the trigger assembly, posing a risk of poisoning (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 15-232, September 3, 2015).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves two products: Prestone® Windshield De-Icer and Prestone® Ice & Frost Shield. The Windshield De-Icer (SKU AS-246) is used to melt ice on vehicle windshields and windows. The De-Icer was sold in a clear yellow 32-ounce trigger spray plastic bottle with a black tip on the nozzle. The Prestone® Ice & Frost Shield (SKU AS-247) is used to reduce morning frost, light ice, and snow on vehicle windshields, windows, and wiper blades. The Frost Shield was sold in a clear yellow 32-ounce trigger spray plastic bottle with a yellow trigger pull. The SKU number is printed on the bottom left of the back label.

These products, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at AutoZone, Kroger, Meijer, O’Reilly’s, Pep Boys, and Walmart, online at www.Amazon.com, and at other retailers from September 2011 through August 2015 for between $3 and $11.

Remedy. Always keep all products that contain hazardous chemicals out of reach and sight of children. Consumers should inspect the bottle to see if the trigger assembly can be removed by twisting the neck shroud counter-clockwise. If the trigger assembly can be removed, consumers should contact Prestone to receive a new replacement trigger assembly that, once engaged, cannot be removed.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Prestone information center at 800-890-2075 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.prestone.com and click on “De-Icer and Frost Shield Recall.”

Companies: Prestone Products Corp.

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