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Leaky Cans Prompt Wood and Masonry Coating Recall


By Naomi Millán Paints & Coatings
Recalled Thompson’s WaterSeal Aerosol Wood and Masonry Protectors

The Thompson’s Company has recalled about 852,000 cans of Thompson’s WaterSeal waterproofing wood protector and masonry protector. The aerosol cans can rust out along the seam and elsewhere on the container due to a reaction with the contents. The resulting pinholes leak propellant, which poses a fire ignition hazard. Leaking sealer can also result in property damage. 

At the time of the recall, the company has received 18 reports of leaking cans from retailers, but no consumer injuries, fires, or property damage have been reported, according to US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice 20-056.

The recall involves Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector Aerosol, Thompson’s WaterSeal Signature Series Aerosol, Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofer Plus Wood Protector Aerosol, and Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofer Plus Masonry Protector Aerosol.The 11-ounce aerosol cans have a green or blue cap, and were sold between February 2014 through September 2019.

Facility managers who have the recalled aerosol cans in their stock are directed to throw them away according to local requirements and contact the Thompson’s Company for a full refund. They can be reached at their website or at 888-304-3769. 

Naomi Millán is senior editor of Building Operating Management. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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