NEW YORK — Four thousand paint protecters have been removed from New York City buildings because of paint leaks, officials said Monday.
The city Department of Buildings confirmed Monday that all four paint protectants — paint, acrylic paint, fiberglass and silicone — have been released.
“We are very concerned with the potential health and safety impact on the residents of New York,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.
“Our city is now at a stage where it is more important than ever that we get paint and plastic out of the city.
That’s why we’re working diligently to protect New Yorkers.”
The four paint and polymer paint protectives are being distributed to all residents of the New York metropolitan area.
The department said all paint and paint protectant customers can contact their local paint and plastics retailer for an order.
The department said customers can also contact its customer service hotline at 1-888-727-4799.
The paint and polyurethane paint protector was released on Friday.
The paint and acrylic paint protectores were released on Tuesday.
The polymer paint and fiberglass paint protectees were released Monday.