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Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

Eleven customers have reported Pseudomonas infections; company investigating possible connection to the recalled products

By Physician’s Briefing Staff HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The Laundress, a laundry and cleaning products company, has recalled nearly 8 million of its products over concerns they may be contaminated with various bacteria.

The bacteria include Burkholderia cepacia complex, Klebsiella aerogenes, and multiple different species of Pseudomonas. So far, testing has identified these bacteria in certain recalled products, including those made between January 2021 and September 2022.

The bacteria could be problematic for people with weakened immune systems, external medical devices, and underlying lung conditions. Exposure may lead to serious infection requiring medical treatment, the Consumer Product and Safety Commission said in a news release. Eleven customers have reported Pseudomonas infections. The company is investigating whether there is a connection to the recalled products.

All of the recalled products have “The Laundress — New York” printed at the top of the label. Lot codes of recalled detergent, fabric conditioner, and other cleaning products begin with a prefix letter F and the last four digits numbered 9354 or lower, H and the last four digits numbered 2262 or lower, and T and the last four digits numbered 5264 or lower. The full list of recalled products can be found at www.thelaundressrecall.com.

Customers who find they have a recalled product should immediately stop using it. The products may have been purchased on the company website, at Amazon.com, at additional websites, 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 for between $8 and $100.

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