Recent Product Recalls


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Many consumers around the world purchase cleaning products for their home, apartment, office, etc. However, a Fox business  article states that Pinesol cleaning products were recalled due to a bacterial contamination risk. Producers told customers to immediately stop using them, because of the bacteria known as Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. This bacteria can enter the body in several ways including being inhaled, by touching the eyes, or through a break in the skin. It is advised to stay away from using these products, especially by people who have a weakened immune system. 

The products that are advised to be avoided have the date codes that start with A4 followed by a five-digit number below 22249. This recall impacts many businesses and customers who use these products on a daily basis. However, the good news is that if a customer sends a picture of the 12 digit UPC code to the organization, they will receive a full refund. 

Another popular item has also been recently recalled. Dry shampoo has become one of the most sought after hair products available. It has been used by countless customers over the course of years; however, recently, CNN reported that a lab found major levels of cancer-causing chemicals in many of the dry shampoo products.  According to a recent analysis from the independent laboratory Valisure, the cancer-causing chemical benzene has been found in several brands of dry shampoo products. 

The CNN article also notes that, the lab, Valisure, “ sent a citizen petition to the US Food and Drug Administration in which the lab described that among 148 batches from 34 different brands of dry shampoo products, 70% of samples tested showed “quantifiable” levels of benzene.” Their research states that 11 samples had levels that were over 10 times higher than the FDA’s standard of 2 parts per million(ppm) for pharmaceuticals. 

As this product is used on the top of your scalp, the chemicals can go in your bloodstream through the skin. It is advised to dispose of the dry shampoo products in your home since many companies prefer consumer’s safety over anything else.