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Autozone, PPG Halt Sale of Paint Strippers with Toxic Chemicals

Oct. 11, 2018, 1:46 PM

Three more retailers have agreed to follow the lead of Walmart Inc. and home-improvement chains Lowe’s Cos. and Home Depot Inc. in halting sales of paint strippers containing two toxic chemicals.

AutoZone Inc., Kelly-Moore Paint Co. and PPG Industries Inc. are eliminating paint removers that contain the ingredients methylene chloride and NMP this year. Each one confirmed to Bloomberg News that sales of products containing the substances are being discontinued.

The ingredients are among the first 10 chemicals under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as it implements an updated law on toxic substances. Hazards listed by ...