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The Lye Guy recalls sodium and potassium hydroxide products

The products' packaging is not child-resistant as required by law

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The Lye Guy of Pennellville, N.Y., is recalling about 32,000 containers of The Lye Guy Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide.

The packaging of the products, which contain sodium and potassium hydroxide, is not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act and poses a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves The Lye Guy sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide products sold in 32-oz plastic jars with a white continuous thread closure. 

The Lye Guy logo and the product name are printed on a white label at the front of the jar.

The recalled products, manufactured in the U.S., were sold online at TheLyeGuy.com from November 2008, through February 2021, for between $6 and $9.

What to do

Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of sight and reach of children. Contact The Lye Guy for free replacement child resistant packaging and a new label.

All known purchasers are being contacted directly by the firm.

Consumers may contact The Lye Guy collect at (315) 436-6560 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at thelyeguy@gmail.com or online at www.thelyeguy.com and click on “Recall Information” on the left side of the page for more information.

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