Recall: Dry carpet cleaners
On 2016-11-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Dry carpet cleaners due to a potential Poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2015 for about $5 to $40.
About 600,000 units are involved in this Milliken & Company, of Spartanburg, S.C. cleaning powder recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Cleaners/Cleaning Products category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 11 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The dry carpet cleaning powder can contain harmful bacteria. Exposure to bacteria poses a risk of respiratory and other infections in immunocompromised individuals. Consumers with healthy immune systems are generally not affected by the bacteria.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar brands of dry carpet cleaners. The powder can be sprinkled on carpets and rugs to clean and deodorize them. The dry carpet cleaner was sold in various sizes and lot numbers. The lot number is printed on stickers on each container marked with a letter followed by the five-digit lot number. Capture and Resista brand dry carpet cleaners were sold individually and as part of a cleaning kit including a pre-mist spray and a brush.
|Brand Name||Lot Numbers||Description|
|Arm & Hammer||15317, 16004, 16020, 16039, 16067, 16095, 16119, 56610, 59962, 56832, 56823||Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Dry Carpet Cleaner, 18 oz.|
|Capture||15194 through 15365 16001 through 1623756596, 56608, 56694, 56780, 56786, 56842||Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 8 lb. pail
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 4 lb.
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 4 lb. pail
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 2.5 lb.
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 2.5 lb. pail
Capture Carpet & Rug Total Care Kit, 1 lb.
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 1 lb.
|Healthy Home||16118, 16138||Healthy Home Pet Carpet Dry Cleaner, 1 lb.|
|Oreck||15215, 15216, 15257, 15292, 15338, 16013, 16055, 16088, 16117, 16167, 16168, 56667, 56668, 56728, 56729||Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaner, 9 lb. pail
Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaner , 4 lb. pail
|Resista||15230, 16077, 16081, 56632||Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaning Kit, 4 lb.
Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaner, 4 lb.
|Riccar||16119, 16139||Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 1 lb.
Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 4 lb.
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Oreck, Walmart and specialty carpet and vacuum stores nationwide from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $5 and $40 for the individual bottles or between $20 and $50 for a kit.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dry carpet cleaner and contact Milliken to receive a free replacement.
Milliken toll-free at 888-770-7142 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.captureclean.com and click on "Capture Carpet and Rug Dry Cleaner has issued a Recall" at the top of the page or at www.milliken.com and click on "Carpet Cleaner Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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