Colgate-Palmolive has recalled about 4.9 million bottles of Fabuloso® multi-purpose cleaning solution that were sold from December 2022 through January 2023.
The bottles may be contaminated with bacteria because they were manufactured with “inadequate” amounts of a preservative that is supposed to prevent bacterial growth, according to the company.
The risk is that the bottles may contain Pseudomonas bacteria, including strains that are highly antibiotic-resistant.
No infections were reported and the recall said that healthy people usually are not affected.
However, people with weakened immune systems, external medical devices or underlying lung conditions could develop a serious infection if they are exposed to the bacteria.
The first 8 digits of the lot code of the recalled products are 2348US78 through 2365US78 and 3001US78 through 3023US78.
For a complete list of recalled products and information on how to get a refund, visit www.FabulosoRecall.com.
Fabuloso was sold nationwide at Amazon.com and other websites and at Dollar General, Family Dollar, The Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and other major retailers for between $1 and $11.
Colgate-Palmolive asked people to immediately stop using the recalled bottles of Fabuloso. Do not empty the bottles before throwing them out to prevent the spread of bacteria.