Recall Summary

Name of Products: Sodium Hydroxide, Lye/Caustic Soda and Potassium Hydroxide, Caustic Potash Ash

Hazard: The products contain sodium or potassium 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 Substance Act (FHSA) by omitting the word “poison” for poisonous chemicals and the mandatory hazard statement on the front on the packaging.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately store the recalled products in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Belle Chemical for a free replacement child-resistant packaging and label to put on the product.

Consumer Contact:

Belle Chemical toll-free at 877-522-2233 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at, or online at and click on RECALL INFORMATION for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 103,000


This recall involves sodium and potassium hydroxide products that are sold in three sizes: 4 ounce, 8-ounce and 1-pound. The products are labeled as being used for soaps, cleaners, water treatment food preparation, pH buffer and metal dissolution. The potassium products and the 4-ounce and 8-ounce sodium hydroxide products are sold in black resealable bags; the 1-pound sodium hydroxide product is sold in a white resealable bag. The sodium hydroxide product is stated as being food grade.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold Online At:,,,,, and from February 2017 through January 2020 for about $9.

Distributor: Belle Chemical, of Billings, Mont.

Manufacturer: Belle Chemical, of Billings, Mont.

Manufactured in: United States