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Williams Advanced recalls sodium hydroxide, heptane and naphtha

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

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Williams Advanced Materials & Chemicals of Clairton, Pa., is recalling 780 containers of sodium hydroxide, heptane and naphtha.

The packaging of the products 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 Williams Advanced Materials & Chemicals sodium hydroxide, heptane, and naphtha.

The sodium hydroxide, also called lye or caustic soda, was sold in either a jar with a continuous thread cap or resealable silver bag available in one-pound, two-pound and five-pound sizes.

The naphtha was sold in a metal can in one-half gallon and gallon sizes.

The heptane was sold in a metal can in quart, one-half gallon and gallon sizes.

The WAM&C logo and the product name are printed on a white label at the front of the product.

The recalled chemicals, manufactured in the U.S., were sold online at Williamsadvancedmaterials.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com and Etsy.com from August 2020, through February 2021, for between $6 and $63.

What to do

Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Williams Advanced Materials & Chemicals for a free replacement child-resistant cap and label. Williams Advanced Materials & Chemicals is contacting all purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Williams Advanced Materials & Chemicals at (800) 304-3651 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) on Saturdays and Sundays, by email at sales@williamsadmatchem@gmail.com or online at https://www.williamsadvancedmaterials.com/recall-notice for more information.

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