Prestone recalls antifreeze

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The child-resistant caps of the products may not be engaged properly

Prestone Products of Rosemont, Ill., is recalling about 687,000 containers of antifreeze.

The antifreeze products, containing ethylene glycol, must be in child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

The caps were not rotated enough during manufacturing to engage the child resistant mechanism, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves fourteen different models of pre-diluted or concentrated antifreeze sold under six different brand names: Prestone, AutoZone, Highline/Prime Guard, Supertech, Prime and Starfire.

The one-gallon antifreeze bottles are black, gray, orange, white or yellow. The brand is printed on the front of the antifreeze. The date code and model numbers can be found on the back informational panel of the product.

A list of the products with brand name, model number and date codes may be found here.

The antifreeze, manufactured in the U.S., was sold at Ace Hardware, Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Highline, Home Depot, Lowe's, Pep Boys and Walmart stores nationwide and online from January 2020, through May 2020, for between $10 and $22.

What to do

Consumers should immediately inspect the product and twist the cap to ensure the child resistant mechanism is engaged.

Consumers may contact Prestone toll-free at (888) 269-0750 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at for more information.

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