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Sherwin-Williams Recalls Purdy Scrapers Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in co-operation with Sherwin-Williams of Cleveland, Ohio, announced a voluntary recall Thursday of Purdy 2 1/2" 4-Edge Scrapers because of a potential laceration hazard.

The recalled scraper's body can break away from the handle when struck against a hard object, and poses a laceration hazard to users, the commission said.

The firm has received four reports of the scraper's body separating from the handle. There have been no reported injuries.

The recall affects 76,000 scrapers.

The recalled scraper is a 21/2" wide steel tool with a four-sided edge. The handle has a soft black grip with "Purdy" printed in red letters on the side of the handle.

The item is sold at Sherwin-Williams Paint stores, Duron Paint stores, MA Bruder Paint stores, United Paint Stores, Norfolk Paint Stores, Mercury Paint Stores, Old Quaker Paint Stores, Flex Bon Paint Stores and Columbia Paint Stores from February 2009 through June 2009 for about $9 US.

Consumers should stop using the recalled scraper immediately and return it to any Sherwin-Williams store or the place of purchase for a free replacement.

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