Hoppe’s Recalls Semi-Auto Bore Cleaner Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 19, 2014. 

  • Hoppe's Semi-Auto Gun Bore Cleaner, 5 oz. bottle
    Hoppe’s Semi-Auto Gun Bore Cleaner, 5 oz. bottle

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Hoppe’s Semi-Auto Gun Bore Cleaner

Hazard:  Bottles have a child-resistant cap that can become loose. Chemicals in this product can cause skin irritation, internal injury or death if ingested.

Consumer Contact:  Hoppe’s at (800) 796-4760 Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, or online at www.hoppes.com and click on the link entitled “Hoppe’s Semi-Auto Bore Cleaner Recall.”

Recall Details

Units:  About 110,000

Description:  This recall involves Hoppe’s Semi-Auto Gun Bore Cleaner. This product is packaged in a brown 5 ounce plastic bottle with a blue and yellow label and black cap. The recalled item number is SA904 and can be found above the UPC code on the label.  

Incidents/Injuries:  Hoppe’s has received one report of a child opening a loose cap and spilling the product on himself. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately discontinue use of the product, ensure that the cap is secured on the bottle, keep out of the reach and sight of children and contact Hoppe’s for a free replacement product and disposal instructions.

Sold at:  Gander Mountain, Walmart and various retail distribution outlets from January 2010 through July 2014 for about $12. 

Distributor:  Bushnell Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Hoppe’s, Overland Park, Kan.

Manufactured in:  TriPack Inc., Vandalia, Mich.

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