Test Your Cleansing Provides Now: A Group of Pine-Sol Merchandise Has Simply Been Recalled


Many Pine-Sol products have been recalled due to possible bacterial contamination. The type of bacteria identified in some of the recalled products, called Pseudomonas aeruginosamay cause « serious infection » in people with weakened immune systems and people who use external medical devices (like an insulin pump), according to a statement of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The bacteria can enter the body in a number of ways — through the eyes, a break in the skin, or by inhalation — and is particularly difficult to treat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fortunately, at the time of publication, no illnesses have yet been reported.

The bacteria was found in products made between January 2021 and September 2022. The Clorox Company, owner of Pine-Sol, made about 37 million recalled products during that time, according to the CPSC.

The recall affects eight products:

  • Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Lavender Clean
  • Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Shimmer Wave
  • Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Fresh Lemon
  • CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Clean Lavender
  • CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Shimmer Wave
  • CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Fresh Lemon
  • CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Orange Energy
  • Clorox Professional Pine-Sol Lemon Fresh Cleanser

The date codes on the recalled products all have the prefix « A4 » and the first five digits of these codes are less than 22249. The products were sold in 28, 48, 60, 100, 144 and 175 fluid ounce bottles. They were sold by Amazon, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Dollar General, Target, Home Depot, BJ’s, Kroger, Dollar Tree, Lowe’s, Publix and other retailers, according to the CPSC.

Given the scope of this recall, it can’t hurt to look through those cleaning products stored under your kitchen sink to make sure you don’t have any of the affected products. The bacterium causing this recall is usually found in soil and water, but it’s not something you want in your home: it can cause infections in the blood, lungs or other parts of the body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Also of note: the CDC says this type of bacteria is known to be resistant to antibiotics. In other words, there is no magic bullet for a potential infection.

If the Pine-Sol you own was affected by the recall, take a picture of the 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) and date code on the container, then discard your bottle (unopened). If you happen to have your receipt, Pine-Sol will refund you what you paid; if you don’t, they’ll 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.


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