Clorox Recalls Several Pine-Sol Cleaning Products Due to Risk of Exposure to Bacteria

Mimi Nguyen Ly
By Mimi Nguyen Ly
October 26, 2022Health
Clorox Recalls Several Pine-Sol Cleaning Products Due to Risk of Exposure to Bacteria
Recalled Pine-Sol Scented Multi-Surface Cleaners in Lemon Fresh, Sparkling Wave, and Lavender Clean Scents. (CPSC)

Clorox is recalling several Pine-Sol cleaning products, citing a risk of exposure to bacteria with the products.

Pine-Sol, owned by Clorox, noted on its website: “Original Pine-Sol (Pine scent) is not included in this recall and you may continue to safely use it as intended.” This is the only of its products registered as a disinfectant.

The cleaning products that are being recalled include:

  • Pine-Sol Scented Multi-Surface Cleaners in Lavender Clean, Sparkling Wave, and Lemon Fresh scents
  • CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaners, in Lavender Clean, Sparkling Wave, Lemon Fresh, and Orange Energy scents
  • Clorox Professional Pine-Sol Lemon Fresh Cleaners that have date codes printed on the bottle beginning with “A4” and followed by a five-digit number less than 22249, which represents products produced prior to September 2022.

The recalled items ranged from 28 ounces to 175 ounces. A full list of recalled Pine-Sol cleaners by UPC can be found on its recall website.

“We are working with the Consumer Products Safety Commission [CPSC] on issuing this voluntary recall to notify retailers and consumers,” a Pine-Sol spokesperson said, per Reuters.

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Recalled CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaners in Sparkling Wave, Lavender Clean, Orange Energy, and Lemon Fresh Scents. (CPSC)

Consumers “should immediately stop using the products” and “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 announced.

Consumers can submit a request for refund at or the hotline 1-855-378-4982.

“You can expect to receive a check for the cost of the product plus approximate tax or the amount on the receipt within approximately 4–6 weeks,” the website reads.

According to the CPSC, to date, testing found bacteria in certain recalled products, including those produced between January 2021 and September 2022. In that period, Clorox produced approximately 37 million recalled products.

“The recalled products may contain bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an environmental organism found widely in soil and water,” the CPSC announced.

“People with weakened immune systems or external medical devices who are exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa face a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment.

“The bacteria can enter the body if inhaled, through the eyes, or through a break in the skin. People with healthy immune systems are usually not affected by the bacteria.”

From The Epoch Times

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