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Car Wax Recalled

February 15, 1990

WASHINGTON (AP) _ One of the nation’s largest manufacturers of car cleaning products Thursday recalled about 200,000 cans of a new car wax because the containers may rupture and cause injury.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Connecticut-based SIMONIZ recalled its ″Quick Gloss″ car wax after three incidents in which container corrosion caused a build-up of pressure that ruptured the cans. No injuries were reported.

However, CPSC spokesman Dan Rumelt said various parts, including the metal dome, may separate from the container and cause injury.

The agency said approximately 200,000 cans of ″Quick Gloss″ were sold nationwide since February 1989.

Consumers should spray the wax into trash cans away from any open flame and immediately dispose of the metal containers, the CPSC said, warning consumers not to puncture, incinerate or use a trash compactor in disposing of the cans.

Consumers should call 1-800-243-6400 for information on how to receive a refund.

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