Many Pine-Sol products have been recalled due to possible bacterial contamination.The type of bacteria found in some of the recalled products, known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa , may harm people with weakened immune systems and those using external medical devices (as per U.S. Consumer Goods A statement from the Safety Council (CPSC), Insulin Pumps. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bacteria can enter the body in a number of ways — through the eyes, skin breakdown, or inhalation — and are particularly difficult to treat. Worth Thankfully, as of press time, no illness has been reported.
The bacteria were found in products manufactured between January 2021 and September 2022. Pine-owned Clorox Corporation-Sol, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, produced an estimated 37 million recalled products during this period.
The recall includes eight products:
- Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Lavender Cleaner
- Pine-Sol Multi – Surface Cleaner, Sparkling Wave
- Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Lemon Fresh
- CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Lavender Cleaner
- CloroxPro Pine-Sol All-Purpose Cleaner, Sparkling Wave
- CloroxPro Pine-Sol All-Purpose Cleaner, Lemon Fresh
- Clorox Professional Pine-Sol Lemon Fresh Cleaner
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- CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Orange Energy
The date codes on the recalled products all have the prefix “A4” and the first five digits of these codes are less than 22249. These products Sold in 28, 48, 60, 100, 144, and 175 fluid ounce bottles. According to the CPSC, they are sold by Amazon, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Dollar General, Target, Home Depot, BJ’s, Kroger, Dollar Tree, Sold at Lowe’s, Publix and other retailers.
Given the scope of this recall, carefully review the cleaning supplies stored under the kitchen sink to ensure you do not have any affected products , it won’t hurt. The bacteria behind this recall is commonly found in soil and water, but it’s not what you want in your home: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it can cause infections in the blood, lungs, or other body parts). Also of note: The CDC says the bacteria are known for their ability to resist antibiotics. In other words, there is no quick fix for a potential infection.
If you own a Pine-Sol that is affected by the recall, please take a photo of the 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) and the date code on the container, then throw away the bottle (don’t open it). If you happen to have a receipt, Pine-Sol will refund what you paid; if you don’t, they will refund the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
You can contact Pine-Sol at (855) 378-4982 or PineSolRecalls@inmar.com for more information on how to get your money back.