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Valvoline recalls brake cleaner

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LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov 04, 2004 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Valvoline of Lexington, Ky. Thursday recalled 2.8 million cans of Pyroil brake parts cleaner and NAPA brake cleaner.

Valvoline said the affected aerosol cans contain a defective spray valve that might stick when depressed, possibly emptying the can's flammable contents.

Valvoline also said it has received nine complaints about sticking spray valves. One consumer was injured when the product sprayed into his eye.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products immediately.

The recall involves 13-ounce cans of Pyroil non-chlorinated brake parts cleaner and NAPA non-chlorinated brake cleaner.

This product is used by professional mechanics as well as "do-it-yourself" consumers who perform brake repairs on their own vehicles.

The recalled cans were sold at auto parts retail stores nationwide from March through September for about $2.

Consumers are advised to call (800) 255-3533 for more information.

Copyright 2004 by United Press International.

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