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NO-SALE order issued by AL Ag. Dept. on certain oils

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama officials are working to find the source of certain pre-packaged motor oils that they say fail minimum quality standards and are now part of a statewide "NO-SALE ORDER" that bans their use.

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Weights and Division issued the no-sale order after failed quality tests at the department's petroleum lab.

The products banned under the order include: Bullseye 20W-50, Bullseye 10W-30, Bullseye 5W-30, Halco SAE 40, Accell SAE 30 and all Black Knight engine lubricating oils.

According to 2011 tests by the Petroleum Quality Institute of America, a consumer advocacy organization that says it reports on quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace, Bullseye motor oil's viscosity "is 75% below where it should be for a SAE 5W-30" and " it can cause damage to a passenger car engine." 

For Black Knight oils, the PQIA's testing found viscosity grades at 38% below minimum requirements for oils labeled 10W-30.

These products have been banned in other states and the Department of Agriculture advises anyone using them should stop immediately.

"The department is committed to consumer protection and our staff is working diligently to remove these products from retail shelves," said Ag. Commissioner John McMillan.

Anyone with information on what company or individual is importing these products into Alabama is encouraged to contact the Division of Weights and Measures at 334-240-7134 or the P&CMA office at 334-272-3800.

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