Investigation and potential class action lawsuit against Home Depot, Roanoke Companies and BRTT in connection with "Tile Perfect Stand 'n Seal Spray."
Stand 'n Seal Spray was finally taken off the market after two recalls, two deaths and over 80 serious injuries caused from the grout sealant. The recalled spray stayed on store shelves after the recall causing injury to numerous unsuspecting consumers.
Tile Perfect Stand 'n Seal Spray is a do-it-yourself product that came onto the market in 2003 for sale exclusively in Home Depot stores. No warnings were placed on this product even though it contained chemical hydrocarbons - known to cause respiratory problems if inhaled. Instead the label claimed that it would "evaporate harmlessly". In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that the product's odor is not chemically pungent enough to force consumers to minimize their exposure to the fumes. In August 2005, the CPSC announced the recall of Stand 'n Seal Spray after two people who had used the spray were hospitalized. According to the CPSC recall, there have been 88 reports from consumers who have had adverse reactions after using the product, including 28 confirmed reports of overexposure resulting in respiratory symptoms for which medical attention was sought for coughing, irritation, difficulty breathing, dizziness and disorientation. Thirteen individuals required medical treatment including overnight hospitalization.
Roanoke Companies, now called BRTT, manufactured the product. After the recall, all the cans of Spray 'n Seal were not taken off Home Depot's shelves and the manufacturer even replaced this toxic spray with a new version that contained the same dangerous chemicals. Furthermore, the CPSC recall stated that Stand 'n Seal cans purchased after June 2005 were safe when in fact they were not causing further injury to unsuspecting consumers. Finally in March of 2007, BRTT stopped manufacturing the spray.
Name (Stock Symbol)
Home Depot, Inc., The (HD)
The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer.
Roanoke Companies was an adhesive manufacturer. It is now part of H.B. Fuller's Specialty Construction Brands, Inc.
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