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Sulfuric Acid Drain Opener

A woman was holding a child as she opened a cabinet to find some cleaning supplies. A bottle of sulfuric acid drain opener fell from the cabinet and spilled on both of them.

Sulfuric Acid Drain Opener Burns

The child was hit the most and received the most severe burns, as shown in the photo.

Issues in the case included packaging, labeling, and the relative hazards of sulfuric acid drain openers versus alkali drain openers. Another issue was whether sulfuric acid drain openers should be sold to the ordinary consumer or strictly limited to trained professionals.

Dr. Fox has written a petition to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to limit the sale of sulfuric acid drain openers to trained professionals and to ban its sale to the ordinary consumer. Click HERE to view CPSC Documents.

Dr. Fox is a chemical expert with extensive experience in OSHA chemical regulations and chemical safety.