US Product Recall | Wood and Masonry Protectors | Recall No. 20-056

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.” – CPSC.gov 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 thompsonsaerosolrecall@sherwin.com, or online at www.thompsonswaterseal.com 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 CPSC.gov website (see recall below) for specifics.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/The-Thompsons-Company-Recalls-Aerosol-Waterproofing-Wood-and-Masonry-Protectors-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

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

#MT WILDFIRE: #PineCrestFire – Evening Update – March 29, 2015 – Sunday

Evening Update – Info released at 1900 MDT

LOCATION.

4 miles NW of Columbus, MT.

Photo Courtesy: Stillwater County [MT] Sheriffs Office

Map Courtesy of: Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

 

ORIGIN.

The Fire started on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1300 Hours MDT and the cause is still under investigation.

FIRE STATUS.

3000 acres with no change.  10% containment.

CONDITIONS.

Burning in grass, timber and sage brush. Winds are

Photo Courtesy: Stillwater County Sheriffs Office

 

COMMAND.

Unified Command:

  • Department of Natural Resources Asst Team
  • Columbus Rescue
  • Park City Volunteer Fire Department

RESOURCES.

  • BLM Fire & Aviation [ http://www.blm.gov/nifc/st/en/prog/fire.1.html ]
  • Absarokee VFD
  • Columbus VFD
  • Park City VFD
  • Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office
  • US Fish & Wildlife
  • US Forest Service

98 Total.  28 resources on the fire.

STRUCTURES.

2 have been lost.

Photo Courtesy: Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

 

INJURIES.

1 Firefighter has been injured. No updates on his/her condition at this time.

EVACUATIONS.

The Pine Crest subdivision.

PUBLIC MEETING.

Monday, March 30, 2015 at Columbus Fire Department. 944 E Pike Avenue, Columbus MT, at 0930 MDT.

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COLBY WILDFIRE: Glendora, CA – Update-

Glendora, CA – As of 1700 Hours today, an evac order was lifted for residents who live between Yucca Ridge and Ranch Road, Crystal Canyon Condo Complex and Mirador Housing Tract, allowing them return to their residences.

However,  Mountain Cove residents are NOT allowed back to theirresidences. There is still concern for the roadway and homes in that area. FireFighters are still working in the area.  Police will notify those as to when they can return to their homes.

Photo Courtesy: C Miller and E Fox via Los Angeles Co Sheriff’s Office.

Over 1100 firefighters working last night and throughout the day were able to hold the fire to 1863 acres.  They will continue to work through the evening.

Photo Credit: E Fox / LACSO

Photo Credit: E Fox / LACSO

Photo Credit: E Fox / LACSO

Photo Credit: E Fox / LACSO

Fire is still contained at 30%.  Firefighters are ready to fight into the night and building a containment area.

Photo Credit: E Fox / LACSO

Photo Credit: E Fox / LACSO

Photo Credit: C Miller / LACSO

Helos from SCE will be flying around the area on power poles that may have been damanged in the fire.

Photo Credit: C Miller / LACSO

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Aspen Wildland Fire Update: CA

Release for Wednesday, July 31, 2013/Time: 7:00 PM

Incident Statics

100

An Erickson Air-Crane Refills Their Tank For More Water Drops

 Acres Burned: 14,400 Structures Threatened: 3

Containment: 35% Structures Damaged: 0

Fire Start Date: July 22, 2013 Injuries: 2

Fire Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 1904

Cost to date: $12.8 million

Summary

The Fire is located within the Sierra National Forest in Fresno County and is approximately seven miles North of Big Creek. It is currently burning off Stump Springs Road, North of Aspen Springs. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team is in command of the Aspen Fire.

A Very Large Air Tanker Drops Retardant On The Aspen Fire On July 30, 2013.

A Very Large Air Tanker Drops Retardant On The Aspen Fire On July 30, 2013.

  • The inversion layer continues to cause smoke to accumulate in the low laying areas of the fire which hampers visibility of firefighters on the ground and in the air. As the smoke clears in the early afternoon, a more defined smoke column(s) may be seen from several miles away. As the evening progresses, the inversion returns causing the smoke to return into the lower levels.
  • Recreation and businesses remain open in the Shaver Lake, Huntington Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Florence Lake and the Mono Hot Springs areas.

Fire Update

  • Firefighter and public safety remains the highest priority. Fire crews are being sensitive to environmental and cultural resources in and around the fire area.
  • Today, fire crews continued to make good progress with indirect attack operations, but access and fire behavior are still a major safety concern for fire crews. Air and ground resources continue to construct and reinforce indirect line around the fires perimeter. The Very Large Aircraft (VLAT) DC-10 was also utilized in the effort.
  • Due to the extremely steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain, fire crews are using a tactic called indirect attack which creates control lines away from the fires active edge. Air resources, including several helicopters and air tankers are being utilized along the fire-line to slow the forward progress of the fire and to cool down hot spots. As the situation changes and firefighters can safely gain access to the fire, a more direct attack will be implemented.

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  • Smoke from the Aspen Fire continues to impact air quality in local communities. Crews will utilize firing operations over the next three days to assist with enforcing containment lines. Firing operations are actions taken to remove unburned fuels between the active fire line and the contingency lines which fire crews have been creating over the past several days. The operation will put additional smoke into the atmosphere. Individuals sensitive to smoke are advised to remain indoors and keep windows closed to minimize exposure to smoke. For more information regarding smoke visit:www.valleyair.org

Road and Trail Closures

Roads:

Stump Springs Road is closed to all traffic due to fire suppression activity. Minarets Road (4S81) from Fish Creek to Jackass Rock Organization Campground, Grizzly at Beasore Road to Minarets Road are closed to the public. Residents within the road closure are allowed into the area with valid identification.

Trails:

Per the U.S. Forest Service Closure Order Number 15-13-09, all trails within the Kaiser Wilderness are closed.

Closures

 

Campground closures within the Sierra National Forest are as follows:

Sample Meadow West Kaiser

Jackass Rock Organization Lower Chiquito

Little Jackass Soda Springs

Placer Sweet Water

China Bar Rock Creek

Mammoth Pool Wagners Mammoth Pool Resort

Fish Creek

The following campgrounds are closed to house firefighters for suppression efforts:

Midge Creek, Badger Flat and Rancheria.

Cooperating agencies include

The U.S. Forest Service, National Parks Service, U.S. Department of Defense, National Weather Service, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Fresno County Sheriff, Madera County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Southern California Edison, PG&E, California Conservation Corp.

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Release for Wednesday, July 31, 2013/Time: 7:00 AM

Incident Statics

 Acres Burned: 14,332 Structures Threatened: 3

Containment: 35% Structures Damaged: 0

Fire Start Date: July 22, 2013 Injuries: 2

Fire Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 1792

Cost to date: $10.6 million

Summary

The Fire is located within the Sierra National Forest in Fresno County and is approximately seven miles North of Big Creek. It is currently burning off Stump Springs Road, North of Aspen Springs. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team is in command of the Aspen Fire.

  • The inversion layer continues to cause smoke to accumulate in the low laying areas of the fire which hampers visibility of firefighters on the ground and in the air. As the smoke clears in the early afternoon, a more defined smoke column(s) may be seen from several miles away. As the evening progresses, the inversion returns causing the smoke to return into the lower levels.
  • Recreation and businesses remain open in the Shaver Lake, Huntington Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Florence Lake and the Mono Hot Springs areas.
U.S. Forest Service AH-1 Cobra FireWatch Helicopter Pilot's View

U.S. Forest Service AH-1 Cobra FireWatch Helicopter Pilot’s View

Fire Update

  • Firefighter and public safety remains the highest priority. Fire crews are being sensitive to environmental and cultural resources in and around the fire area.
  • Last night, fire crews continued to make good progress with indirect attack operations, but access and fire behavior are still a major safety concern for fire crews.
  • Due to the extremely steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain, fire crews are using a tactic called indirect attack which creates control lines away from the fires active edge. Air resources, including several helicopters and air tankers are being utilized along the fire-line to slow the forward progress of the fire and to cool down hot spots. As the situation changes and firefighters can safely gain access to the fire, a more direct attack will be implemented.
  • Smoke from the Aspen Fire continues to impact air quality in local communities. Individuals sensitive to smoke are advised to remain indoors and keep windows closed to minimize exposure to smoke. For more information regarding smoke visit: www.valleyair.org

Road and Trail Closures

Roads:

Stump Springs Road is closed to all traffic due to fire suppression activity. Minarets Road (4S81) from Fish Creek to Jackass Rock Organization Campground, Grizzly at Beasore Road to Minarets Road are closed to the public. Residents within the road closure are allowed into the area with valid identification.

Trails:

Per the U.S. Forest Service Closure Order Number 15-13-09, all trails within the Kaiser Wilderness are closed.

Closures

Campground closures within the Sierra National Forest are as follows:

Sample Meadow West Kaiser

Jackass Rock Organization Lower Chiquito

Little Jackass Soda Springs

Placer Sweet Water

China Bar Rock Creek

Mammoth Pool Wagners Mammoth Pool Resort

 Photo All Fires Burning In North America Showing Smoke Patterns

Photo All Fires Burning In North America Showing Smoke Patterns

Fish Creek

The following campgrounds are closed to house firefighters for suppression efforts:

Midge Creek, Badger Flat and Rancheria.

Cooperating agencies include

The U.S. Forest Service, National Parks Service, U.S. Department of Defense, National Weather Service, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Fresno County Sheriff, Madera County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Southern California Edison, PG&E, California Conservation Corp.

For more information on this press release or if you have questions regarding the information, please contact the Aspen Fire Information line at (559) 893-7018. Updated information can also be obtained at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3552/ or by following the Sierra National Forest Twitter Account:@sierra_nf

Photography & Update Courtesy of Inciweb.org

2013 The NW Fire Blog

WA Wildland Fire Update: Wenatchee Complex Fire

WA Wildland Fire Update: Wenatchee Complex Fire.

WA Wildland Fire Update: Okanogan Complex Wildfire

Incident: Okanogan Complex Wildfire
Released: 2 hrs. ago

– As of Sunday morning, September 30, 2012 all Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Okanogan Complex.

Road closures remain in place on the Middle Fork Gold Creek Road (FS4340-100) and on Forest Service road 4330-100.

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Incident: Okanogan Complex Wildfire
Released: 2 hrs. ago

As of Sunday Morning, September 30, there are no evacuation orders in effect for fires within the Okanogan Complex.

Road Closures have been lifted on the North Fork and South Fork Gold Creek roads. Closures remain in place on the Middle Fork Gold Creek Road (FS4340-100) and on Forest Service road 4330-100.

Today’s emphasis will be on mopping up hotspots to strengthen containment lines on the Buckhorn and Leecher Fires. Hand-held infrared devices, known as Palm IR, will be used in conjunction with information gathered during last night’s infrared flight to help guide crews as they continue mop-up. Firefighters are also working to repair disturbance caused by fire suppression activities and retrieving hose-lays and equipment from the fireline.

Firefighters continue to monitor and patrol the Hunter Fire.

The demobilization process is underway. Firefighting resources excess to the needs of the Okanogan Complex are returning home or being assigned to other fires.

Fire danger remains high. Campfires are prohibited except in designated campgrounds or in the Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.

Fire Facts:

Leecher Fire: 1,320 acres – 90% contained

Hunter Fire: 211 acres – 95% contained no fire activity was observed Friday on the Hunter Fire.

Buckhorn Fire: 4,638 acres – 75% contained

Fire Information for Sunday September 30, 2012:

Phone: 509-997-0568

Website: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3261

Air Quality: http://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/default.ltr.aspx:

Fire Photos & Maps: http://okanogancomplex.wordpress.com/

Beginning Monday October 1st 2012, please contact the Methow Valley Ranger District office at 509-996-4000 for fire, recreation and closure information.
Unit Information
Okanogan – Wenatchee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Incident Contact – Fire Information
Phone: 509-997-0568

WA Wildland Fire Update: Wenatchee Complex Fire

WA Wildland Fire Update: Wenatchee Complex Fire.

WA Wildland Fire Update: Wenatchee Complex Fire

Incident: Wenatchee Complex Wildfire
Released: 0900 Hours

INCIDENT QUICK FACTS

Location: North, west and southwest of Wenatchee, Wash.

Total acres: 54,875

Containment: 45 percent

Start Date: 09/09/2012

Cause: Lightning

Resources: 14 Crews 32 Engines 7 Helicopters 3 Dozers 887 Personnel

Today’s Summary:

The relative humidity will be lower today with increased fire activity which will begin earlier in the day. Fire managers have planned for this event and will take the necessary actions.

The air quality was much better yesterday allowing helicopters to be used for bucket drops and reconnaissance. These activities are also planned for today.

Ridgetop winds are anticipated to be between 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph. With large fuels already exceptionally dry, winds will speed the drying of fine fuels, increasing the risk of fire spread.

A new fire (Mule fire approximately 0.1 acre) was detected yesterday, northeast of the White Fire. It is backing and creeping in the lower 1/3 of the slope in duff under mixed conifers.

An infra-red flight last night reported a decrease of 210 acres, due to more accurate mapping, bringing the total acreage for the complex to 54,875.

Highway 97 is open at this time, but conditions may change. Please visit the Washington Department of Transportation http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts for the latest information on U.S. 97.

As each fire in the complex reaches containment, local resource advisors are focusing more efforts on rehabilitating the fire area. Fire fighters are implementing these measures.

Residents and visitors can expect to see more smoke from fires in the complex until the area receives significant rain or snow as interior islands of fuel continue to burn.

Misc. fires are: Sears Creek (516 ac), Maverick (21 ac), White Pine (58 ac), Cuitin Lake (216 ac), Upper White (0.2 ac), John (2 ac), and Mule (0.1 ac).

Canyon 7,559 acres 96% Rehabilitation completed. Will be patrolled today.

Byrd 14,163 acres 95% Rehabilitation continues.

Poison Canyon 5,911 acres 80% Mop up continues. Backhauled surplus supplies and equipment by helicopter.

Peavine Canyon 19,093 acres 45% The fire continues to produce smoke from from interior islands of unburned fuel. Helicopters were able to utilize water drops in several of the divisions.

First Creek 1,361 acres 90% Rehabilitation continues.

Pyramid 1,427 acres 0% Under aerial monitoring.

Klone 1,385 acres 15% Chipping of brush will continue along Shady Pass and Tommy Creek Roads for approximately a week. Pockets of unburned fuel continue to burn up to the dozer containment line.

Cashmere Mountain 2,161 acres 20% Crews continue to patrol, mop up and hold the fire along 7601 road.

Basalt 981 acres 0% Under aerial monitoring.

REPOST

Courtesy:  WA DNR