Clorox recalls 37M bottles of Pine-Sol scented cleaners

Clorox says the recalled products might contain bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They were sold online and at major retailers nationwide.

Clorox is recalling several Pine-Sol cleaning products over concerns about bacterial contamination.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall applies to Pine-Sol’s multi-surface cleaner in the scents “lavender clean,” “lemon fresh” and “sparkling wave.” It also applies to CloroxPro Pine-Sol all-purpose cleaners in “lavender clean,” “lemon fresh,” “sparkling wave” and “orange energy” scents and Clorox Professional Pine-Sol “lemon fresh” cleaners. 

Pine Sol cleaner

Clorox says the recalled products might contain bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause serious infection in people with weakened immune systems or external medical devices.

The recalled products have “date codes beginning with the prefix ‘A4′ and the first five digits numbered less than 22249,” the CPSC said. “To date, testing has identified bacteria in certain recalled products, including those produced between January 2021 and September 2022. Clorox produced approximately 37 million recalled products in that period.”

Clorox says it has not received any reports of illness as of Wednesday, but urges consumers to immediately dispose of the product and contact the company for a refund, according to a report by The Canadian Press. 

“Consumers should take pictures of the 12 digit UPC code and the date code, dispose of the product in its container with household trash, and contact Pine-Sol for a full refund of the purchase price, with receipt, or of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, without receipt,” the CPSC said.

The recalled products were sold online and in stores at major retailers nationwide, including Amazon, Publix, Walmart, Target, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Dollar Tree, Dollar General and BJ’s, among others, the government agency said. Prices ranged between $2.50-$12.50.


AP – Associated Press

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