Check your cleaning supplies -- Colgate-Palmolive issued a recall for 4.9 million bottles of Fabuloso multi-purpose cleaners for possible exposure to harmful bacteria.
The company said on Wed., Feb. 8, the recalled Fabuloso products could contain “Pseudomonas species bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas fluorescens,” typically found in soil and water.
People who have weakened immune systems, medical devices or underlying lung conditions are the most at-risk if exposed to the bacteria, the company said. They could face “a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment.”
Those who have healthy immune systems are usually not affected by the bacteria, according to Colgate-Palmolive.
People could become exposed to the bacteria through a break in the skin, through the eyes, or if it is inhaled.
The recalled Fabuloso cleaners were sold nationwide from December 2022 through January 2023 online at Amazon.com, Dollar General, Family Dollar, The Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and other major retailers and websites.
If you have Fabuloso cleaners, check the first eight digits of the lot code on the back of the bottle above the label or toward the top of the bottle to determine if they’re included in the recall.
The recalled cleaners have these first eight digits: 2348US78 through 2365US78 and 3001US78 through 3023US78. You can find a full list of the recalled products’ lot codes and UPCs here.
If you have one of the recalled cleaners, you can contact Colgate-Palmolive for a full refund or a free replacement product. If you find a recalled cleaner, you’re urged to stop using it immediately and dispose of it.
For more information on the recall, or what products are affected, follow this link.