Clorox Recalling Certain Pine-Sol Cleaning Products Over Risk of Exposure to Disease-Causing Bacteria

On Tuesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that the Clorox Company has recalled certain Pine-Sol cleaning products in connection to a bacteria exposure risk.


Safety regulators said consumers should “immediately stop” using certain Pine-Sol cleaning products, due to the possibility of them containing bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause sickness and disease in humans and animals. They advise consumers to take pictures of the barcodes, UPCs and date codes before they discard them.


Exposure to the bacteria for people who have weakened immune systems or use external medical devices carries a “risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment,” according to the CPSC.

Consumers should immediately stop using Pine-Sol Scented Multi-Surface Cleaners in Lavender Clean, Sparkling Wave, and Lemon Fresh scents, CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaners, in Lavender Clean, Sparkling Wave, Lemon Fresh, and Orange Energy scents, and Clorox Professional Pine-Sol Lemon Fresh Cleaners that have date codes printed on the bottle beginning with “A4” and followed by a five-digit number less than 22249, which represents products produced prior to September 2022,” the organization said. 

“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.”


“With the health and safety of our products a top priority, Pine-Sol issued a voluntary recall of select scented Pine-Sol products, given some products may contain a bacteria,” Clorox told FOX Business. “People with healthy immune systems are usually not affected by the bacteria. We are issuing the voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.”

Both Clorox and the CPSC noted that Original Pine-Sol (Pine Scent) has not been recalled.

“To date, testing has identified bacteria in certain recalled products, including those produced between January 2021 and September 2022,” the warning notice said. “Clorox produced approximately 37 million recalled products in that period.”

No incidents have been reported in connection to the recall, according to the CPSC warning notice.

Customers can visit to request a reimbursement.

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