Clorox Recalls 37 Million Bottles Of Cleaning Product Over Bacteria Concerns

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Clorox recalled around 37 million bottles of a cleaning product due to potentially harmful bacteria, according to CNN.

The popular brand recalled millions of bottles of Pine-Sol products that might contain a bacteria called Pseudomonas aeroginosa, according to CNN.

This specific type of bacteria can harm people with compromised immune systems or to who use external medical devices, such as hospital patients relying on breathing devices, according to AARP. The bacteria can cause serious infections that require immediate medical attention. (RELATED: Unilever Recalls Popular Haircare Products Over Concerns About Cancer-Causing Chemical)

Clorox recalled eight different types of Pine-Sol, including multi-surface cleaners in several scents, CloroxPro Pine Sol all-purpose cleaners in several scents and Clorox Professional Pine-Sol lemon fresh cleaner, according to CNN. The versions that were recalled were manufactured between Jan. 2021 and Sept. 2022.

The recalled products were sold by several major retailers, including Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree, Lowe’s and Amazon, among others, CNN noted.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission released a guide to help consumers identify the recalled products by the date codes printed on the bottles. The guide also provides instructions on how to dispose of the product and claim a refund.

“Consumers 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 stated.