Fabuloso recalls 4.9 million bottles of cleanser due to risk of bacteria

Fabuloso recalls 4.9 million bottles of cleanser due to risk of bacteria

Colgate-Palmolive is recalling 4.9 million bottles of Fabuloso all-purpose cleaners due to possible bacterial contamination.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall on Wednesday, said many cleaners contain Pseudomonas fluorescens, which is commonly found in soil and water. The bacteria that can put people with weakened immune systems and other health conditions at risk of serious infection. People with a healthy immune system are generally unaffected, according to the CPSC.

In a statementthe company said a preservative was not added in sufficient levels during manufacturing, which could have allowed the bacteria to grow.

Fabuloso debuted in Venezuela in 1980, according to the company’s website, before heading to Mexico and later to the United States. It is a staple in many Latino households.

The recall affects nine types of cleansers, including Lavender, Lemon, Fresh Spring and other scents, produced from December 14, 2022 to January 23, 2023 – although 80% of these never went on sale . It doesn’t include any of the company’s antibacterial cleansers.

The CPSC has advised customers to discard the affected units and seek a refund from the manufacturer. More information, including a list of the specific cleaners involved, can be found here And here.

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