The New York A recall of over 5 million bottles of cleaning supplies is being issued because some of the products may have been tainted with harmful bacteria.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fabuloso multipurpose cleaners are subject to recall. It excludes variations of Fabuloso Antibacterial and other Fabuloso goods.
Between December 2022 and January 2023, the recalled goods were offered for between $1 and $11 at Dollar General, Family Dollar, The Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and other nationwide big retailers, as well as online at Amazon.com and other websites.
According to Fabuloso, the reason for the recall is that a preservative was not introduced throughout the production process at the proper levels. This denotes a potential for bacterial growth.
In particular, Pseudomonas species bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas fluorescens, may be present in the recalled items. Pseudomonas, according to the CDC, is a species of bacteria frequently found in the environment, including soil and water. The germs can enter the body through inhalation, contact with the eyes, or a skin breach.
According to the CDC, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the form of Pseudomonas that infects people most frequently. After surgery, this may lead to infections in the blood, lungs (pneumonia), or other areas of the body.
The CDC reports that these bacteria are continually developing new strategies to evade the effects of the medicines used to treat the diseases they cause, which raises a problem. These microorganisms may become multidrug-resistant if they acquire resistance to multiple different classes of antibiotics.
Although no infections have been reported, the CPSC warns that exposure to the bacterium poses a serious infection risk that may necessitate medical attention for those with compromised immune systems, external medical devices, or underlying lung diseases.
Anyone who owns the recalled cleaning product should put it away and get in touch with Colgate-Palmolive Company for a complete refund or a free replacement. Before throwing away a product, consumers should take a picture of the UPC and lot code in order to be eligible for a refund or replacement.