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  1. BobbyBcuttin

    BobbyBcuttin LawnSite Member
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    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

    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:


  2. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator
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    Could you post this over at ?

    Good info... thanks.

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