Injury Risk: AirWick Sprays Sold In Illinois Are Being Recalled
The next time someone tells you "It smells like a barn in here," just tell them that normally your house smells like fresh waters or fresh linen, but you're going to go for that natural house smell because of a product recall due to safety concerns.
Then, throw them out of your house for saying that it smells like a barn. Wow, are your friends rude, or what?
But seriously, a product recall over the risk of injury to the user is something you should pay attention to regardless of the scent of your home.
Actually, The Full Reason For The AirWick Recall Is "Injury And Laceration Hazards," If The Risk Of Injury Alone Wasn't Quite Enough For You
That's according to the Consumer Product And Safety Commission's (CPSC) website, where they say:
A single batch of the aerosol air fresheners is missing a corrosion inhibitor, which can lead to corrosion and rupture of the metal can and expulsion of the contents, posing injury and laceration hazards. In addition, corrosion of the container can result in leakage, posing a risk of skin and eye irritation upon contact.
I like to think that I'm somewhat of what's called a "hard sell" when it comes to most things, but that whole rupturing cans, laceration dangers, and eye and skin irritation warning has me completely sold on the idea of not using that product until they get things straightened out.
Here's What You're Looking For At Home, And What You Should Do If You Find It
According to the CPSC, this recall involves AirWick Fresh New Day aerosol air fresheners in 8-ounce aerosol cans in “Fresh Linen” scent (blue and white can, white cap, green Airwick logo, UPC 0-62338-74734-7) and “Fresh Waters” scent (green and white can, white cap, green Airwick logo, UPC 0-62338-77002-4) with batch code B22077-NJ and date code 18/03/22.
The batch and date codes are printed on the bottom of the can, and the UPC is printed on the rear label, adjacent to the barcode.
And if you should find the recalled products at home (USCPSC):
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fresheners, wrap the product in several layers of paper, and dispose in accordance with state and local requirements. Use caution to avoid skin and eye contact if the can appears to be leaking. Reckitt is offering consumers a voucher for a free replacement Fresh New Day aerosol air freshener. Consumers should contact Reckitt to submit a photo of the recalled can, along with their contact information and written confirmation that they will dispose of the can to receive a voucher for a free replacement.
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