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About 5 million bottles of Fabuloso recalled due to contamination

(CMR) Fabuloso has recalled nearly 5 million bottles of the multi-purpose cleaner due to a “risk of bacterial growth.”

 Fabuloso, owned by Colgate-Palmolive, said a preservative “was not added at the intended levels during manufacturing,” which resulted in the growth of Pseudomonas species, a bacteria found widely in soil and water.

People with weakened immune systems, external medical devices or underlying lung conditions face a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The bacteria can enter the body if inhaled, through the eyes, or through a break in the skin. People with healthy immune systems are usually not affected by bacteria.

The CPSC said the 4.9 million bottles were manufactured between December 14, 2022, through January 23, 2023, and were sold at a variety of retailers, including Amazon, Dollar General, Home Depot, Sam’s Club and Walmart. Around 3.9 million bottles were never released for sale, the company said.

The first eight digits of the lot code of the recalled products are 2348US78 through 2365US78 and 3001US78 through 3023US78. If a customer has one of the affected products,  a refund can be obtained through a special website or by calling the company at 1-855-703-0166.

Fabuloso wants affected customers to “immediately stop using the recalled product” and to dispose of it in its container.

The cleaners being voluntarily recalled include:

Lavender Scent

-Fabuloso Original Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Lavender Scent (22 fluid ounces)

-Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Lavender Scent (56 fluid ounces, 128 fluid ounces and 169 fluid ounces)

-Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Lavender Scent (210 fluid ounces)

-Fabuloso Professional All Purpose Cleaner and Degreaser, Lavender Scent (1 gallon)

Refreshing Lemon Scent

-Fabuloso Original Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Refreshing Lemon Scent (22 fluid ounces)

-Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Refreshing Lemon Scent (33.8 fluid ounces, 56 fluid ounces, 128 fluid ounces, and 169 fluid ounces)

Passion of Fruits Scent

-Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Passion of Fruits Scent (33.8 fluid ounces, 56 fluid ounces, 128 fluid ounces, 169 fluid ounces)

Spring Fresh Scent

-Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner Bleach Alternative 2X Concentrated Formula, Spring Fresh Scent (56 fluid ounces)

Ocean Scent

-Fabuloso Professional All Purpose Cleaner and Degreaser, Ocean Scent (1 gallon).

Renae Stampp

Renae Stampp

A regional writer with almost 10 years of experience working in various news media including two major media houses in Bermuda and Jamaica. Renae provides professional content for our regional and international audience.

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