The Thompson’s Company is recalling about 852,000 aerosol waterproofing wood and masonry protectors due to fire hazard
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the contents of the cans can react with the package, causing rust to form along the can seam, which could spread to other areas of the can and create pinhole leaks. Leaking propellant poses a fire hazard when it comes into contact with sources of ignition. Leaking sealer can also result in property damage.
This recall involves Thompson’s WaterSeal waterproofing wood and masonry protectors in aerosol cans. The products are used to coat exterior wood to prevent water damage. The aerosol cans are 11 ounces and have a green or blue cap. “Thompson’s WaterSeal,” “Wood Protector” or “Masonry Protector,” the item number and UPC code are printed on the can.
|Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector Aerosol||Item #: TH.041800-18UPC: 032053418006|
|Thompson’s WaterSeal Signature Series Aerosol||Item #: TH.091800-18UPC: 032053918001|
|Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofer Plus Wood Protector Aerosol||Item #: TH.011800-18UPC: 032053118005|
|Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofer Plus Masonry Protector Aerosol||Item #: TH.023100-18UPC: 032053231001|
Consumers should immediately stop using Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector and Masonry Protector in aerosol cans, discard the products in accordance with local requirements and contact The Thompson’s Company for a full refund.
The Thompson’s Company received approximately 18 reports of leaking cans from retailers. No injuries, fires, or property damage were reported.
The items were sold at Lowe’s Home Improvement, Walmart, Menards, Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2014 through September 2019 for about $8.
Consumers can contact the Thompson’s Company toll-free at 1-888-304-3769 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at thompsonswaterseal.com and click on “RECALL” for more information.