A huge recall of laundry detergents and household cleaners totaling 8 million items was just announced, so you better check your closets.
The recalled products are from The Laundress, a boutique brand sold on Amazon and at stores like Bloomindale's, The Container Store, Target, and Nordstrom. The products were manufactured from January 2021 to September 2022, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, so consumers who purchased them may still have them in their homes.
I am enraged over this recall from The Laundress. I paid a premium because I trusted their brand - come to find out nearly all products from Jan 2021 to Nov 2022 had elevated levels of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. I used the detergents, dish soaps, cleaners, everything.— Kellie Hayden (@kelliehayden) November 21, 2022
The products may be contaminated with several bacteria, including Burkholderia cepacia complex, Klebsiella aerogenes, and multiple species of Pseudomonas. Many of them are environmental organisms found in soil and water but can still make someone sick if they are inhaled or are exposed to the eyes or a break in the skin. Those with weakened immune systems, lung conditions, and external medical devices are particularly at risk of infection from the products, but healthy people are usually not affected by the bacteria.
Recalled products include Baby Detergent, Crate & Barrel Fabric Conditioner, J. Crew Cashmere Wash, Glass & Mirror Cleaner, and Le Labo Rose Signature Detergent, among many others. The products have lot codes beginning with the letter F and the last four digits numbered 9354 or less, H and the last four digits 2262 or less, and T and the last four digits 5264 or less. A full list of the recalled product names, sizes, and UPCs can be found on the website created for the recall.
Consumers who have any of the affected products should throw them away without emptying the bottles. Refunds can be obtained directly from The Laundress by clicking on Get Started on the recall website.