So you're at the store looking for your beloved Orange Energy scented Pine-Sol cleaner and the shelves are empty! RATS! You'll have to settle for (ugh) the Lavender Clean scent. Wait a minute!  Where has all the Pine-Sol gone?  How am I going to get rid of all the bacteria in my home?

Start by not bringing potentially bacteria-laden Pine-Sol cleaners into your home.

Odds are pretty good you may have one of these cleaning products already in your home and they could possibly contain a harmful bacteria that goes by the name of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. What does the CDC have say about this rascal...

These bacteria are constantly finding new ways to avoid the effects of the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. Antibiotic resistance occurs when the germs no longer respond to the antibiotics designed to kill them. If they develop resistance to several types of antibiotics, these germs can become multidrug-resistant.

Apparently also Pine-Sol resistant!  To be fair these Pine-Sol products are not designated as disinfectants. The original pine-scent Pine-Sol which is a designated disinfectant is not included in the recall.  This recall is going back quite a way, so you may already have one of these in your home.

Products recalled were produced from January 2021 to September 2022.

That's coming up on two years of potential bacteria-tainted cleaners wiped across surfaces all over your home. Clorox produced approximately 37 million of these products in that period and they are all being recalled.

Here's what you need to know

Consumers should immediately stop using Pine-Sol Scented Multi-Surface Cleaners in Lavender Clean, Sparkling Wave, and Lemon Fresh scents, CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaners, in Lavender Clean, Sparkling Wave, Lemon Fresh, and Orange Energy scents, and Clorox Professional Pine-Sol Lemon Fresh Cleaners that have date codes printed on the bottle beginning with “A4” and followed by a five-digit number less than 22249, which represents products produced prior to September 2022.



Consumers should take pictures of the 12 digit UPC code and the date code, dispose of the product in its container with household trash, and contact Pine-Sol for a full refund of the purchase price, with receipt, or of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, without receipt.  

No incidents or injuries have been reported at this time.  The bacteria is most hazardous to those with weakened immune systems or those that use external medical devices.

Again for full recall information click here

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