Prestone Products Recalls Windshield De-Icer and Ice and Frost Shield Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

September 3rd, 2015

 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall

Recall Date: September 3, 2015
Recall Number: 15-232     

Prestone Products Recalls Windshield De-Icer and Ice and Frost Shield Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Prestone-Products-Recalls-Windshield-De-Icer-and-Ice-and-Frost-Shield

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Prestone® Windshield De-Icer and Prestone® Ice & Frost Shield

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Replace

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.

Consumer 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” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 4.1 million

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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold at:  AutoZone, Kroger, Meijer, O’Reilly’s, Pep Boys and Walmart, online at www.Amazon.com, and other retailers from September 2011 through August 2015 for between $3 and $11.

Manufacturer: Prestone Products Corporation, of Lake Forest. Ill.

Manufactured in: United States

Photos


Photo 1: Prestone Windshield De-Icer


Photo 2: Prestone Ice & Frost Shield


Photo 3: Shroud on bottle of Prestone De-Icer and Ice & Frost Shield

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