Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Rust-Oleum Paint Recalled for High Levels of Lead

Popular paint brand Rust-Oleum recalled its black satin
countertop coating due to the paint
containing dangerous levels of lead.

Contractors and homeowners who recently remodeled any kitchens may want to double check their countertops. Recently, Rust-Oleum recalled its black satin countertop coating due to the presence of high levels of lead. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, this recall affects about 1,800 cans of countertop coating.

The recalled cans have the product number 263209 and the batch code P7612D. Consumers can find the product number and batch code on the bottom of the can, which is silver and has a green and white label. This batch of countertop coating was sold between June 2017 and February 2018;, and Ace Hardware are few of the retailers that sold affected batches.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges consumers to stop using this product immediately and contact Rust-Oleum right away. If you have an unused can of the recalled coating, you will receive a refund plus $25 when you return it. If you've already applied the coating, Rust-Oleum will send you a repair kit for the affected areas.

The use of lead-based paint in homes was banned in 1978. Research has proven that exposure to lead can cause bone, blood and reproductive disorders- as well as irreversible cognitive delays. Lead paint exposure is often the result of deteriorating older homes, where paint chips and dust are inhaled or swallowed; lead paint exposure from brand new paint is unlikely but not unheard of.

If you believe your project may have used Rust-Oleum's black satin countertop coating, do not hesitate to contact Rust-Oleum. Lead poisoning is often cumulative - meaning that small amounts of exposure of a period of time can lead to devastating health consequences.

To learn more about the Rust-Oleum recall, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. To learn more about lead paint certification and how to deal with lead paint safely, visit Zack Academy.

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