The Laundress has announced the recall of household cleaning products and detergents, citing the risk of bacterial infection that could be especially hazardous for people with underlying health conditions.
The recall affects eight million The Laundress products, with testing indicating the presence of bacteria in items produced between January 2021 and September 2022.
The recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on December 1, 2022. 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.”
The Laundress is aware of 11 reports of Pseudomonas infections, and is investigating those cases to determine if they are linked to usage of products in the recall.
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. A full list of products included in the recall can be found at www.TheLaundressRecall.com.
Consumers in possession of the recalled products are instructed to stop using them immediately.
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