The Laundress recalled millions of its laundry and cleaning products on Thursday in response to a risk of exposure to bacteria, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
the memory covers 8 million units of certain laundry detergents, fabric conditioners, spot solutions, surface cleaners and other company cleaning products that safety regulators said consumers should “immediately stop using.” The CPSC said they include items from The Laundress with lot codes “beginning with a letter prefix 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.”
The laundress has set up a remember website where consumers can find the full list of affected products.
According to the CPSC statementrecalled products may contain bacteria such as Burkolderia cepacia complex, Klebsiella aerogenes, and Pseudomonas, which can enter the body through the eyes, skin breaks, 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.
While the bacterium does not generally affect people with healthy immune systems, exposure of immunocompromised people and people with chronic lung conditions or external medical devices presents a “risk of serious infection that may require medical treatmentsafety regulators said. For people with recalled products, The Laundress recommended “rewashing clothes” with an alternative product even though the “risk of bacteria being present on clean clothes is low.” “.
People can “rewash” clothing, dishes or surfaces “with an alternate product” if they are concerned they have used The Laundress’s recalled products, the company said.
Websites where affected products were sold include The Laundress and Amazon. In addition to The Laundress stores, they were also sold at retailers such as Bloomingdale’s, The Container Store, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target, Nordstrom and Brooklinen through September, the CPSC reported.
“We deeply apologize to all of our loyal customers for this situation,” The Laundress said Thursday in a Facebook post. “We are taking decisive action with our suppliers to ensure that production processes meet our safety and quality standards.”
Consumers with the recalled products must take a photo of the lot code “with their initials and the date written in marker” for the refund process before disposing of them, according to the CPSC.
They can visit thelaundressrecall.com to submit a refund request.