September 20, 2023: DIYChemicals: Potassium Hydroxide/KOH Flakes and Sodium Hydroxide

Chemboys Recalls DIYChemicals Potassium and Sodium Hydroxide Products Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Packaging Requirement and Violation of FHSA Labeling Requirement (Recall Alert)

Details: This recall involves Chemboys LLC’s DIYChemicals potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide products. These products are commonly used for soapmaking and cleaning. The sodium hydroxide, also called lye or caustic soda, and the potassium hydroxide products were sold in a heat-sealed or resealable bag available from 200 gram to 10-pound sizes. “DIYChemicals” is printed on the front of the product packaging.

Hazard: The products contain potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. In addition, the label on the product violates the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) by not including mandatory information on the packaging.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of sight and reach of children. Contact Chemboys to receive free replacement child resistant packaging and a new label. All known purchasers are being contacted directly by the firm.

Consumer Contact: Chemboys toll-free at 888-246-2697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online at https://diychemicals.com/recall_naohkoh/ or www.diychemicals.com and click on “recall information” at the top of the page for more information.