Woolworths Ltd—Select Drain Cleaner 1L (re-announcement)

Identifying features


What are the defects?

The child resistant cap has been associated with a potential safety hazard where the cap may be ineffective and not lock securely on the bottle.

What are the hazards?

Drain cleaner is a poisonous and corrosive substance. If the bottle tips over or is dropped and the cap fails, the corrosive contents could splash on the user or bystander, potentially causing personal injury. Young children may be able to open the bottle and come into contact with or consume its contents, which are poisonous and corrosive.

What should consumers do?

Customers should immediately dispose of any Select Drain Cleaner 1 Litre marked with “Made in China” by following the usage directions as indicated on the label and thoroughly rinse out the container and cap with cold water. A receipt for the product and/or rinsed out bottle can be presented to any Woolworths or Safeway store for a full refund.

Traders who sold this product

Woolworths, Safeway, Food4Less, and Flemings stores nationwide

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 September 2013 - 21 March 2014

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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