Colgate-Palmolive Announces Recall on Popular Chemical
Colgate-Palmolive has recalled a series of Fabuloso cleaners after it was discovered that some of the products could contain Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas fluorescens and other potentially harmful bacterias to users.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an environmental organism found widely in soil and water. People with weakened immune systems or external medical devices who are exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa face a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment. 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 the bacteria.
Products in Question
This recall involves approximately 4.9 million units of Fabuloso products, including:
- Fabuloso Original Multi-Purpose Cleaner Lavender Scent, 22 fl oz
- Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Lemon Scent, 33.8 fl oz, 56 fl oz, 128 fl oz and 169 fl oz
- Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Passion of Fruits Scent, 33.8 fl oz, 56 fl oz, 128 fl oz and 169 fl oz
- Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Lavender Scent, 56 fl oz, 128 fl oz and 169 fl oz
- Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner Bleach Alternative 2X Concentrated Formula, Spring Fresh Scent, 56 fl oz
In response, Colgate Palmolive is recalling all the above products produced in the United States under the recall number 23-115.
Getting a Recall
The cleaners were sold at multiple large-scale retailers between December 2022 through January 2023, including The Home Depot, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Dollar General, and Amazon.com. End users who have purchased the products in question should contact Colgate Palmolive to get either a replacement or refund. To complete the process, consumers should also take a photo of the products UPC or lot code prior to throwing the product away. The cleaner should not be emptied out prior to disposal, however. Recall forms are available at fabulosorecall.com. At the time of this reporting, no incidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the bacteria.