AUSTRALIA – Wisconsin-based manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and other consumer chemicals, SC Johnson & Son has issued a voluntary recall of their 1.2L Drano Max Gel bathroom drain cleaner due to faulty packaging.

The affected product was sold at Bunnings, an Australian hardware chain, and on Amazon between 14 April and 23 May 2023, and bears a use-by date of 31 October 2024.

The bathroom drain cleaner subject to the recall is the SC Johnson & Son 1.2L Drano Max Gel, which comes in a bottle with a faulty seal.

Consumers are advised to check for the batch code 664154 located on the bottle’s neck and the UPC [universal product code] 9300622003658 beneath the bottle’s barcode.

Individuals who have purchased the recalled bathroom drain cleaner should dispose of it immediately.

To request a refund, consumers are encouraged to contact SC Johnson & Son directly through their website.

The company is committed to assisting customers affected by the recall and ensuring a smooth refund process.

Drain cleaner is a potent chemical product that requires careful handling to avoid potential harm. It should only be used while wearing protective gloves.

Direct contact with the skin or mucous membranes, such as the eyes or respiratory tract, can lead to irritation, burns and severe damage.

In a separate development, supermarket chain ASDA has issued an urgent recall on eight sleeping bags designed for babies and young children due to safety concerns.

The recall was prompted after a flaw was discovered in the George Home sleeping bags sold by the company.

The flaw in question involves the buttons on the shoulder of some of the sleeping bags. It was found that these buttons can come loose, presenting a potential choking hazard for babies and children.

As a result, ASDA has taken immediate action to recall the affected sleeping bags from the market.

In response to the safety concern, ASDA has advised customers who have purchased the affected sleeping bags to stop using them immediately.

The supermarket urges customers to package up the items and return them to their local store for a full refund. ASDA emphasizes that a receipt is not necessary for the refund process.

For all the latest packaging and printing industry news from Africa and the World, subscribe to our NEWSLETTER, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.