The Laundress mentions 8M detergent and cleaning products that increase the risk of exposure to bacteria
The Laundress on Thursday recalled millions of laundry and cleaning products in response to the risk of exposure to the bacteria, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The recall affects 8 million units of certain laundry detergents, fabric conditioners, stain solutions, surface cleaners and other cleaning products from the company that safety regulators said consumers should “immediately stop” using. CPSC said it includes Laundress items with group codes “beginning with a leading letter F and the last four digits numbered 9354 or less, H and the last four digits numbered 2262 or less, and T and the last four digits numbered 5264 or less.”
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The Laundress has created a recall website where consumers can find the full list of affected products.
According to the CPSC release, the recalled products may contain bacteria such as Burkolderia cepacia complex, Klebsiella aerogenes, and Pseudomonas, which can enter the body through the eyes, cracks in the skin, and inhalation.
“The company is aware of 11 consumers who have reported Pseudomonas infections and is investigating these reports to see if there is any connection to the recalled products,” the CPSC statement said.
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While the bacteria do not usually affect people with healthy immune systems, exposure to immunocompromised people, individuals with chronic lung disease, or external medical devices poses a “risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment,” safety regulators said. . For those individuals with product recalls, The Laundress recommended “re-washing” the clothes with an alternative product even though “the risk of bacteria present on the cleaned clothes is low.”
The company said people can “re-wash” clothes, dishes or surfaces with an “alternative product” if they are concerned about using products that have been recalled from The Laundress.
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Websites where affected products were sold include The Laundress and Amazon. In addition to The Laundress, it’s also sold out at retailers like Bloomingdale’s, The Container Store, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target, Nordstrom, and Brooklinen through September, the CPSC said.
“We deeply apologize to all of our loyal customers for this situation,” The Laundress said Thursday in a Facebook post. “We take decisive steps with our suppliers to ensure that production processes meet our safety and quality standards.”
Consumers with recalled products should take a photo of the batch code “initials and date stamped” for the refund before disposal, according to the CPSC.
They can visit thelaundressrecall.com to apply for reimbursement.
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