Detergent Product Alerts

Safety Alert for Fireball Ultimate Tar Remover

A safety alert has been issued for a cleaning product called Fireball Ultimate Tar Remover.

The product is a liquid which is liquid is flammable, irritating to the skin irritating and a skin sensitiser. There is inadequate information on the label. Therefore, the user has no information on the hazards incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin or on the fire risk under certain storage conditions.

The product is sold in a transparent 500ml bottle as per the photos below.

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Please see RAPEX alert for full details.

If you come across this product please refrain from supplying or using it.

We would also be interested to hear from you if you do come across the product. You can contact us at 1890 289 389 or chemicals@hsa.ie.

Safety Alert for Planet Pure Descaling Solution

A safety alert has been issued for a cleaning product called Planet Pure Descaler Strong (Détartrant forte) solution - Lemon Fresh and Mint.

The product is highly corrosive due to it's high acidity (pH 1.7) and can cause skin burns or lesions. There is inadequate information on the label. Therefore, the user has no information on the hazards incurred when the product comes into contact with the skin.

The product is sold in a white spray container (510 ml).Planet Pure DescalerPlanet Pure Descaler 2

Please see RAPEX alert for full details.

If you come across this product please refrain from supplying or using it.

Please note that all hazard labels on chemical products placed on the Irish market must be in English.

We would also be interested to hear from you if you do come across the product. You can contact us at 1890 289 389 or chemicals@hsa.ie

Safety alert for Mister Pomez Cleaning Gel

A safety alert has been issued for a cleaning product called Mister Pomez Cleaning Gel. The product is corrosive and therefore requires a tactile warning of danger. There is no tactile warning of danger on the bottle and in addition the name of the substances present in the product and the precautionary statements are not indicated on the bottle. Therefore, the consumer has no information on how to safely use this product.

The product is sold in a white opaque container with a blue screw cap. A blue label is attached to the product.

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Please see RAPEX alert for full details.

If you come across this product please refrain from supplying or using it.

Please note that all hazard labels on chemical products placed on the Irish market must be in English.

We would also be interested to hear from you if you do come across the product. You can contact us at 1890 289 389 or chemicals@hsa.ie

Safety Alert for Optiglein cleaning product – Counterfeit product

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A safety alert has been issued for a cleaning product called OPTIGLEIN. The product it can cause chemical burns

due to its acidity. There are no warnings on the counterfeit bottle to alert users of this hazard.

This product is sold in a white bottle with a spray pump and transparent cap.

It is a counterfeit product and can be distinguished from the original product by checking the following (on the counterfeit product):

  • there is no expiry date on the bottom
  • there is different marking concerning the material used for the bottle and
  • there is no gap between the spray cap and the neck of the bottle.

Please see RAPEX alert for full details.

If you come across this product please refrain from supplying or using it.

Please note that all hazard labels on chemical products placed on the Irish market must be in English.

We would also be interested to hear from you if you do come across the product. You can contact us at 1890 289 389 or chemicals@hsa.ie

Safety alert for childproof caps on Oven Pride & BBQ Pride cleanersovenpride3ovenpride4

The household cleaning products Oven Pride, an oven cleaner, and BBQ Pride, a barbeque grill cleaner, which are dated pre-January 2013 have been recalled due to the fitting of faulty caps which are not child proof. The child proof mechanism does not work efficiently resulting in the ability to simply twist off the caps. This presents a risk to children.

Please see entry 27 in the RAPEX alert for further information.

These two products, Oven Pride and BBQ Pride are available in 500ml plastic bottles packaged in carton boxes and are dated pre-January 2013. These products may be still available for sale in small independent retail stores.ovenpride1ovenpride2

If you come across these products (dated pre-January 2013) please refrain from supplying or using them.

We would also be interested in hearing from you if you do come across the products. You can contact us at 1890 289 389 or at chemicals@hsa.ie.

 

Liquid Laundry Packets (Detergent Liquidtabs):

Children who are exposed to the chemicals in liquitabs are at risk of injury. Parents and caregivers should lock up these laundry packets and keep them away from children.

The Health & Safety Authority has also been notified by the National Poisons Information Centre on Laundry Liquid Capsules (liquitabs). Please see here for further information.

For more information see HSA information on Liquid Laundry Detergent Capsules and the National Poison Information Centre website.

“Por Çöz”

The Health & Safety Authority has been notified by the German Authorities that they have put a ban on a consumer detergent product “Por Çöz” due to the risk to human health. Please see press release (PDF 38.8KB) for further information. This product may be available mainly in supermarkets that supply Turkish products.

If you come across this product please refrain from supplying or using it.

We would also be interested to hear from you if you do come across the products. You can contact us at 1890 289 389 or chemicals@hsa.ie

Detergents are chemicals and should always be used and stored safely. Remember to always keep chemicals out of the reach of children.