The Recall

The Thompson’s Company, a Cleveland, Ohio company issued a product recall for their Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Wood Protector and Masonry Protector in Aerosol Cans on January 14, 2020.

852,000 cans are affected.  Recall # is 20-056.

This recall is due to posing a fire hazard.

“The contents of the cans can react with the package, causing rust to form along the can seam, which could spread to other areas of the can and create pinhole leaks.  Leaking propellant poses a fire hazard when it comes into contact with sources of ignition.  Leaking sealer can also result in property damage.” – website

What to Do

Consumers should immediately stop using Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector and Masonry Protector in aerosol cans, discard the products in accordance with local requirements and contact The Thompson’s Company for a full refund.

Incidents Reported

The Thompson’s Company received approximately 18 reports of leaking cans from retailers.  No injuries, fires, or property damage were reported.

Contact Info

The Thompson’s Company toll-free at 888-304-3769 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at, or online at and click on “RECALL” for more information.

Purchase Locations

Lowe’s Home Improvement, Walmart, Menards, Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2014 through September 2019 for about $8.

Recalled Thompson’s WaterSeal Aerosol Wood and Masonry Protectors

Photo Credit:  The Thompson Company

Product Recall Sources

For more information on which actual cans are being recalled, visit the website (see recall below) for specifics.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Posted: 1/15/2020 – 2135 Hours PST