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State Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development Issues Consumer Advisory for all REV 360 Motor Oil and Transmission Fluid
For immediate release: September 10, 2021
Media contacts: Jennifer Holton, MDARD, 517-284-5724
LANSING, MI - Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) issued a Stop-Use and Stop-Removal Order for motor oil and transmission fluid manufactured, packaged, and/or distributed by Orion Lubricants of Worth, IL under the brand REV 360 after finding the products did not comply with the Michigan Weights and Measures Act, 1964 Public Act 283.
The Stop-Use and Stop-Removal Order prohibits the sale, offering for sale, or use of motor oils or transmission fluids manufactured, packaged and/or distributed by Orion Lubricants. These products should no longer be used, immediately be removed from store shelves or other product displays, and no longer offered for sale. These products may cause damage to vehicle engines.
MDARD discovered the motor oil and transmission fluids being sold by this company does not contain the amount of product claimed. Additionally, the motor oil does not meet the viscosity labeled on the containers. For example, a container may say the product is an "SAE 5W30" motor oil but does not meet that viscosity or other specifications for a motor oil.
"This company is selling sub-standard product and the Stop-Use and Stop-Removal Order ensures Michigan consumers and businesses are getting what they pay for and protecting their vehicles," said Gary McDowell, MDARD Director. "When products don't meet viscosity levels it can cause lasting damage to vehicles. So, it's vital consumers and business stop using or selling these products immediately."
The Stop-Use and Stop-Removal Order means no REV 360 motor oil or transmission fluid may be sold or used in the State of Michigan. The products may be properly disposed of in accordance with local ordinances, taken to a facility that recycles oil, or consumers may contact the company directly.
These products were primarily sold at small independent gas stations, discount, and party stores. It is possible they were also sold in some oil change facilities across the state.