The countertop coating contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban.
Why Is Lead Harmful?
Long-term exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, particularly in young children. Whether it’s inhaled, swallowed, or, more rarely, absorbed through the skin (just by touching a product that contains lead), lead can act as a poison.
Lead is particularly dangerous because once it gets into a person’s system, it is distributed throughout the body just like helpful minerals such as iron, calcium, and zinc. Most lead ends up in the bone, where it causes even more problems. Lead can interfere with the production of blood cells and the absorption of calcium that bones need to grow healthy and strong.
Fact: There is no known level of lead exposure
that is considered safe.
What to do
If you purchased the one-quart (32 oz) containers of Rust-Oleum black satin countertop coating with product number 263209 and batch code P7612D do not use it and contact Rust-Oleum for a refund.
If you have already applied the product, Rust-Oleum has a repair kit option or will discuss with you replacing the affected surface.
This recall affects about 1,800 cans purchased from hardware stores and online.
Contact Rust-Oleum at 800-908-4050 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.