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AirWick issues recall as “67k aerosol air fresheners can cause injury”

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Approximately 67,000 AirWick aerosol air fresheners are being recalled due to an injury and laceration hazard, according to a notice from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
AirWick Fresh New Day aerosol air fresheners in the “Fresh Linen” and “Fresh Waters” scents are being recalled. 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 risks. Additionally, corrosion of the container can result in leakage, posing a risk of skin and eye irritation upon contact.
The recall includes eight-ounce aerosol cans in its "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, according to CPSC.
CPSC said that no injuries have been reported. However, five incident reports have been issued, including two of the can leaking, two of the can rupturing and one of the can both leaking and rupturing.
Consumers have been advised to stop using the recalled air fresheners immediately. They should encase the product in several layers of paper and dispose in alignment with state and local requirements.
Reckitt, the company recalling the products, 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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