Nearly 5 million Fabuloso Bottles Are Recalled Due To Dangerous Bacteria Contamination Risk

ByBrianna T @itsbriannat

Consumers who have purchased bottles of Fabuloso between the period of Dec. 14th, 2022, and Jan. 23rd, 2023 are being urged by Colgate-Palmolive, Fabuloso’s parent company, to stop using and immediately discard of any bottle listed in the recall announcement due to dangerous bacteria contamination risk. They are instructed to dispose of the bottle in its container, rather than dispel its contents before disposal.

About 4.9 million bottles in the U.S. and 56,000 bottles in Canada have been recalled, including many different types of the multipurpose cleaner that were sold online and at major retailers during that time. Fabuloso states that nearly 3.9 million of these bottles were never released for sale.

According to Colgate-Palmolive, this bacteria contamination is a direct result of preservatives not added at the intended levels during the specified cleaners’ manufacturing and conversely resulted in the growth of the bacteria of the Pseudomonas species, which is commonly found in soil and water.

As stated directly by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “People with weakened immune systems, external medical devices, or underlying lung conditions who are exposed to the bacteria face a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment… People with healthy immune systems are usually not affected by the bacteria.” This bacteria may enter the body by being inhaled, through a break in the skin or through the eyes.

Colgate-Palmolive states that any customer that purchased the recalled products are eligible for full refunds or free replacements by contacting them.

Currently, no injuries or incidents have been reported as a result of this bacteria as of the recall.