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Recall of the Week: CR Brand’s mean green cleaner and degreaser due to chemical hazard

Mean-greenCR Brands is recalling about 83,800 containers of its Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser and Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser.

The products are labeled “Does not contain Ammonia,” but they may contain it. The mislabeling of the bottles can pose a chemical hazard to consumers, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

If ammonia is mixed with bleach or other household chemicals, irritating or toxic gases could be produced. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled cleaning products came in white plastic spray bottles and white or green plastic containers. The words “Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser” or “Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser” are on a label on the front and the UPC number is on the back. The recall involves products with date codes 4225, 4226, 4227, 4228, 4229, and 4230. The date code is printed on the back of the bottle near the QR code. Click here for a list of the recalled units.

The cleaner and degreasers were sold at Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Fred’s, Walmart, and small retailers nationwide from August 2014 to November 2014 for between $1 and $8.

Consumers who have a product with the UPC and date code should immediately discontinue use of the product and return it to the retailer for a replacement, the company and commission advise.

For more information, call CR Brands at 866-447-3369 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Mondays through Fridays or visit and click on Safety Letters.


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