Clorox is recalling millions of bottles of Pine-Sol products because they could contain a potentially harmful bacteria, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The bacteria has been found in products produced between January 2021 and September 2022. The Clorox Company, which owns Pine-Sol, manufactured an estimated 37 million recalled products during that time frame, per the CPSC.
The recall includes eight products:
- Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Lavender Clean
- Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Sparkling Wave
- Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner, Lemon Fresh
- CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Lavender Clean
- CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Sparkling Wave
- CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Lemon Fresh
- CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaner, Orange Energy
- Clorox Professional Pine-Sol Lemon Fresh Cleaner
The date codes on the recalled products all have the prefix “A4” and the first five numbers of those codes are less than 22249. The products were sold in bottles of 28, 48, 60, 100, 144, and 175 fluid ounces. These products have sold at Amazon.com, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Dollar General, Target, Home Depot, BJ’s, Kroger, Dollar Tree, Lowe’s, Publix, and other major retailers nationwide, per the CPSC.
The bacteria behind this recall is commonly found in soil and water, but it isn’t something you want in your home: It can cause infections in the blood, lungs, or other body parts, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Also worth noting: The CDC says this type of bacteria is known for its ability to resist antibiotics. In other words, there isn’t a quick fix for a potential infection.
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.
What You Should Do
Consumers should immediately stop using Pine-Sol Scented Multi-Surface Cleaners in Lavender Clean, Sparkling Wave, and Lemon Fresh scents, CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaners, in