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Consumer Safety: Manufacturer recalls 8m bottles of detergent, cleaning products over contamination

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

The Laundress of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, in the United States (US), is recalling about eight million bottles of The Laundress laundry and household cleaning products.

It was gathered the  company said the affected products could contain bacteria, including Burkholderia cepacia complex, Klebsiella aerogenes and multiple different species of Pseudomonas.

Risk factors for consumers

Health experts noted that consumers with weakened immune systems, external medical devices, and underlying lung conditions who are exposed to the bacteria face a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment.

The bacteria can enter the body if inhaled, or through the eyes or a break in the skin, agency report stated.

However, it is noted that consumers with healthy immune systems are usually not affected by the said bacteria.

Meanwhile, The Laundress has disclosed that it knows of 11 consumers who have reported Pseudomonas infections, and the company is investigating these reports to see if there is any connection to the recalled products.

This current recall involves The Laundress laundry detergent, fabric conditioner, and other cleaning products, a complete list of which is available at

ConsumerConnect also gathered the recalled lot codes begin with a prefix 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.

All products have “The Laundress – New York” printed at the top of the label, said the company.

The Laundress is recalling all products manufactured at the affected facility through September 2022.

The recalled laundry and household cleaning products, manufactured in the US, were sold online at,, and additional Web sites and in stores at The Laundress, Bloomingdale’s, The Container Store, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target, Nordstrom, Jenni Kayne, Kith, Peruvian Connection, N.Peal, Brooklinen, and other major retailers nationwide, through September 2022, for between $8 and $100.

In regard to do with the products, consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled products.

Likewise, consumers who purchased the recalled products on or after January 2021 may request a refund, using either a photo of the lot code with their initials and the date written in marker or a receipt or, if purchased through company Web site, submit their e-mail address for a refund.

Consumers who purchased the recalled products before January 2021 should take a photo of the lot code with their initials and the date written in marker and contact The Laundress for a full refund of the purchase price, with receipt, or of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, without receipt, report said.

After requesting a refund, consumers are advised to dispose of the product by closing the bottle tightly and placing it in household trash.

“Do not empty the product prior to disposal,” the manufacturer urged consumers.

Consumers may contact The Laundress at (800) 681-1915 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at to begin the reimbursement process.

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