Midwest Lubricants Recalls Sodium Hydroxide Products Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Packaging and FHSA Labeling Requirements (Recall Alert) | News Fission

Sodium Hydroxide Caustic Soda Beads

  • Recalled Midwest Lubricants 99% Pure Sodium Hydroxide Caustic Soda Beads label

Name of Product:

Midwest Lubricants Sodium Hydroxide


The product contains sodium hydroxide which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. In addition, the label on the product violates the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) by omitting the mandatory information on the packaging.

Recall Date:

August 17, 2023

Recall Details


This recall involves Midwest Lubricants 99% Pure Sodium Hydroxide Caustic Soda Beads sold in a white 10-pound bottle. Midwest Lubricants, 99% Pure Sodium Hydroxide/Lye, and Caustic Soda Beads are printed on the red, blue, and white label.


Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of sight and reach of children and contact Midwest Lubricants for a free replacement with child resistant packaging and a new label. Midwest Lubricants and Amazon are contacting all known purchasers directly.

Sold At:

Online at and from January 2020 through June 2023 for about $44.


Midwest Lubricants, of Fredericktown, Missouri

Manufactured In:

United States

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