Units: 2.8 million cans.
Manufacturer: Valvoline Company, a Division of Ashland, of Lexington, Ky.
Hazard: The affected aerosol cans contain a defective spray valve that might stick when depressed, possibly emptying the can's flammable contents.
Incidents/injuries: Valvoline has received nine complaints about sticking spray valves. One consumer was injured when the product sprayed into his eye.
Description: The recall involves 13-ounce cans of Pyroil Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner and NAPA Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner. This product is used by professional mechanics as well as do-it-yourself consumers, who perform brake repairs on their own vehicles. The recalled cans contain one of the following four digits in their date codes, which are found on the bottom of the cans: Pyroil (Part No. 4003) and NAPA (Part No. 4800).
Sold at: Auto parts retail stores nationwide from March 2004 through September 2004 for about $2.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled aerosol cans immediately and contact Valvoline for a free replacement.
Consumer contact: (800) 255-3533 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays or visit www.valvoline.com.