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Woolworths Ltd—Select Drain Cleaner 1L (revised - see PRA 2014/14194)

PRA number: 2014/14064
Date published: 17th April 2014

Product information

Product description

Liquid drain cleaner used in a domestic environment to unblock drains. This product contains 190g/L of Sodium Hydroxide and is a Schedule 6 Poison and a Dangerous Good Class 8 Corrosive.

Attached recall notice has been revised - please see PRA 2014/14194

Identifying features


What are the defects?

The Child Resistant Cap may be faulty in contravention of the mandatory requirements for a Schedule 6 Poison and a Dangerous Good Class 8 Corrosive.

What are the hazards?

If the bottle tips over or is dropped, the cap could fail and the corrosive contents could splash on the user or a by-stander, causing serious eye injuries or skin burns. Young children may also be able to open the bottle and consume its contents, which are poisonous.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st September 2013 - 21st March 2014

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Woolworths, Safeway, Food4Less and Flemings stores nationwide


Pascoes Pty Ltd

Supplier's web site


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 rinsing out the container and cap with cold water. A receipt for the product and/or rinsed out bottle can be presented to any Woolworths, Safeway, Food4Less or Flemings store for a full refund.

Advertisements and supporting documentation

Woolworths Select Drain Cleaner Recall Notice.pdf (10.1 KB)