On Dec. 1, 2022, The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of The Laundress’ household cleaning products and detergents, citing the risk of bacterial infection that is especially hazardous for people with underlying health conditions. The recall was expanded on Mar. 31, 2023 to include chemical hazards.
Why were The Laundress fabric conditioners recalled?
The first recall in December 2022 was initiated due to the possible bacterial contamination of the Burkholderia cepacia complex, Klebsiella aerogenes and multiple different species of Pseudomonas.
Bacterial contaminations in these products pose a serious risk for people with weakened immune systems, external medical devices, and underlying lung conditions.
In the second recall in March 2023, the CPSC found that The Laundress’ fabric conditioners can contain ethylene oxide, a chemical impurity that can cause health problems after long-term exposure.
The Laundress fabric conditioner’s two recalls affect around 800,000 units. 730,000 of the units were recalled in December 2022. An additional 13,000 products were sold in Canada.
According to the CPSC release:
“The recalled products can contain bacteria, including Burkholderia cepacia complex, Klebsiella aerogenes and multiple different species of Pseudomonas, many of which are environmental organisms found widely in soil and water, and some may also be found in humans. People with weakened immune systems, external medical devices, and underlying lung conditions who are exposed to the bacteria face a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment. The bacteria can enter the body if inhaled, or through the eyes or a break in the skin.”
What products are included in The Laundress fabric conditioner recall?
In December 2022, The Laundress recalled laundry detergent, fabric conditioner, and various cleaning products.
To see which products have been recalled, consult this PDF document for a complete list of recalled products from the first recall.
The Laundress fabric conditioner has “The Laundress – New York” printed at the top of the labels.
The second recall affects the following products:
- Fabric Conditioner Baby Classic 2 fl oz
- Fabric Conditioner Lady 16 fl oz
- Fabric Conditioner Celebration 16 fl oz
- Fabric Conditioner Number 10 16 fl oz
- Fabric Conditioner Packette Classic 15 ml
- Fabric Conditioner Packette Baby 15 ml
- Fabric Conditioner Fresh Wash 16 fl oz
- 723 Fabric Conditioner 16 fl oz
- Fabric Conditioner Aiden and Anais
- Fabric Conditioner Crate & Barrel 33 oz
- Fabric Baby Conditioner 16 oz
- Fabric Conditioner Classic 16 fl oz
- 5-gallon pail of Fabric Conditioner Classic
- Bulk Fabric Conditioner 1 LB
- Bulk Fabric Conditioner Baby 1 LB
- Fabric Conditioner Classic Gallon
The products were sold online through The Laundress website and on Amazon.com, as well as at retail stores including The Laundress, Bloomingdale’s, The Container Store, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target, Nordstrom, and other stores.
The products were sold under various brand names, including The Laundress, Aromatherapy Associates, Saks, Crate & Barrel, J. Crew, Glass & Mirror Cleaner, Le Labo, John Mayer Out West, and more.
The CPSC advises consumers possessing these products to close the bottle tightly and dispose of it in the household trash. Consumers should not empty the product before disposing of it.
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