PhotoThe Clorox Company of Oakland, Calif., is recalling about 5.4 million bottles of Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter®, Liquid Plumr® Industrial Strength Urgent Clear® and Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Urgent Clear® clog removers


The recalled bottles are not child-resistant and children can remove the top, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. These products contain sodium hydroxide which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.


The company has received eight reports of the child-resistant bottle caps not working as intended and 221 reports of the bottles leaking. No injuries have been reported.


This recall involves three Liquid Plumr clog removing products, sold in 17-oz., bottles that are about nine inches tall. The bottles have the Liquid Plumr logo and the name of the product on the front.

The following products are being recalled:


Name of Product

UPC Code


Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, formerly sold as Slow Flow Fighter

UPC Code 44600-00214

Orange bottle with a red cap

Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Urgent Clear

UPC Code 44600-30548

Blue bottle with a red cap

Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear

UPC Code 44600-31484

Black bottle with a red cap



The UPC code is printed in the lower left corner on the back of the bottle. Only bottles manufactured before March 22, 2016 are included in this recall.


The clog removers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Dollar General, Family Dollar, HEB, Home Depot, Kroger, Lowe’s, Meijer, Publix, Rite-Aid, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and other dollar, grocery, hardware and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online at, and from January 2012, through May 2016, for between $3 and $5.


What to do


Consumers should keep this recalled product away from children and immediately contact The Clorox Company’s Liquid Plumr call center for disposal and refund instructions.


Consumers may contact the Liquid Plumr call center toll-free at 855-490-0705 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Important Safety Recall Notice” for more information.



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