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recall sign for DIY LifeIn cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Cabot Stains has issued a voluntary recall of about 24,000 containers of Cabot Composite Deck Cleaner.

An ingredient in the deck cleaner can react with metal foil residue on the package that may melt the package and emit chlorine gas, creating a fire and inhalation hazard to consumers. Although no injuries have been reported, Cabot Stains has received one report of the container partially melting and emitting a chlorine odor.

Manufactured in the United States and sold at home improvement centers and hardware stores from February 2007 through February 2008 for about $20, this recall involves Cabot Composite Deck Cleaner # 3502, a granular concentrate sold in a 2 pound plastic container. Check the CPSC press release for more information.

Consumers should stop using the Deck Cleaner immediately and return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. If the container feels hot when touched or looks deformed, Cabot should be called at (877) 755-3336 immediately to arrange for the safe handling of the product, or visit their website at
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  • Jerry Jenkins

    Thankgod for this recall. We were very displeased with Cabot's deck cleaner - it killed all the plants surrounding our deck.

    For anyone that is interested, I found a really great alternative. It's called Corte-Clean. It's eco-friendly, and works great. I ordered mine online at their website (which is probably

    Thanks again for this post.

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