The Laundress brand of laundry and household cleaners has recalled about eight million products due to the potential presence of bacteria that can pose a health risk to consumers.
The recalled items, which were manufactured by the expensive boutique brand between January 2021 and September 2022, include laundry detergents, fabric conditioners, and cleaning products. The recall was announced on December 1.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, affected products may contain one of several different types of bacteria, many of which are environmental organisms that are widely found in soil and water.
The center warned that people with weakened immune systems, underlying lung disease, or those who use external medical devices and are exposed to the bacteria may be at risk of serious infections that may require medical treatment if the bacteria are inhaled or enter the body through the eyes or a break in the skin.
She added that people with a healthy immune system are not usually affected by the bacteria.
The committee said that 11 consumers reported infections with Pseudomonas bacteria. The company said it was investigating the reports to determine if the infection was linked to its recalled products.
The CPSC said consumers who purchased the recalled product after January 2021 should immediately stop using it and request a refund (a list of affected products is available). over here.) She said that consumers should dispose of the product by tightly capping the bottle and placing it in household trash and not emptying the product before disposal.
The Laundress products are sold on TheLaundress.com, Amazon, and in stores including Bloomingdale’s, The Container Store, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target, Nordstrom, Brooklinen, and other major retailers nationwide, through September 2022 for between $8 and $100.
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