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01-29-2001, 09:43 PM
I thought this may be some good information for some to know I got this from my county extension officer
Following is a recall notice I just received from the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a tree wound and grafting compound. This is just one more reason not to paint tree wounds!


CPSC, Firms Announce Product Recalls
PRODUCT: Tree Wound and Grafting Compound - The Tanglefoot Co., of Grand

Rapids, Mich., is recalling about 35,000 cans of Tree Wound and Grafting

Compound, used to seal pruning cuts and other tree wounds. The product
is sold in pint, quart and gallon cans that are labeled "Tanglefoot,
Tree Wound & Grafting Compound." The recalled cans were filled from
November 11, 1996, through May 5, 1999. This five-digit date (written as

year, month, day) is stamped on the back of the can's label. For
example, "81127" means the can was filled on November 27, 1998.
Hardware stores and nurseries nationwide sold the compound from November

1996 through August 1999 for between $5 and $18, depending on the size
of the can.

PROBLEM: Pressure can build inside the can and forcibly discharge the
compound, which can cause temporary skin irritation.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: The Tanglefoot Co. has received 34 reports of
containers discharging their contents. No injuries have been reported.

WHAT TO DO: Return the product to the store where purchased for a
replacement. For more information, call The Tanglefoot Company toll-free

at (800) 215-0938 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday or

email the company at http://www.tnglfoot@aol.com.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link
from your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the
following address:


01-29-2001, 10:19 PM
Could you post this over at arboristsite.com ?

Good info... thanks.