November 5, 2004


Valvoline recalls brake cleaner and brake parts cleaner

Washington, D.C. – Valvoline is recalling approximately 2.8 million cans of Pyroil
Brake Parts Cleaner and NAPA Brake Cleaner. The affected aerosol cans contain a
defective spray valve that might stick when depressed, possibly emptying the can’s
flammable contents. Valvoline has received nine complaints about sticking spray
valves. One consumer was injured when the product sprayed into his eye.

The recall involves 13-ounce cans of Pyroil Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner and
NAPA Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner. This product is used by professional mechanics
as well as “do-it-yourself” consumers who perform brake repairs on their own
vehicles.

Consumers should stop using the recalled aerosol cans immediately and contact
Valvoline for a free replacement. Consumers can call Valvoline at (800) 255-3533 or
visit www.valvoline.com

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