Respiratory Problems Lead to Clair-Sprayway Fabric Protector Spray Recall

About 73,500 cans of Claire-Sprayway fabric protector spray, sold under a variety of brand names, have been recalled due to a number of reports of respiratory problems. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the fabric protector spray recall on October 21. The CPSC warns that the aerosol spray can pose a serious respiratory hazard to consumers after the manufacturer, Clair-Sprayway Inc., received 36 reports of overexposure to fumes from the products. In 34 cases, consumers suffered coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. One person was diagnosed with serious respiratory injury following exposure.

The fabric protector recall affects 13.5 0z aerosol cans sold under the following labels:  

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  • Sprayway® No. 980 Industrial Fabric Protector
  • 3D Fabric Protector
  • Auto Brite Fabric Protector Guardatela
  • Auto Magic® Fabric Protector No. 91-S
  • Crystal Aire Products #680 Fabric Protector
  • Falcon Labs® Spotless Fabric Protector
  • Quiltprotect™ Spray
  • Robbie’s™ Fabric Shield
  • Showcar Fabric Protector
  • Simoniz® System 5 Stain Sentry Fabric Protector

The cans were sold at automotive supply and detailing stores, as well as upholstery, textile, furniture and fabric stores nationwide between January 2005 and August 2010 for about $10 per can.

The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the affected products and contact Claire-Sprayway at 1-877-416-7324 for a full refund.


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