Clorox Announces Recall For Multiple Pine-Sol Cleaners Due to Risk of Exposure to Bacteria


Have Pine-Sol? You may have to throw it out.

Parent company Clorox has announced a recall on October 25th, for multiple Pine-Sol Cleaner products over concerns of bacterial contamination and exposure.

According to the information provided in the recall, the products may contain bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an environmental organism found widely in soil and water. People with weakened immune systems or external medical devices who are exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa face a risk of serious infection that may require medical treatment. The bacteria can enter the body if inhaled, through the eyes, or through a break in the skin. People with healthy immune systems are usually not affected by the bacteria.

No injuries have yet been reported.

To date, testing has identified bacteria in certain recalled products, including those produced between January 2021 and September 2022 and sold online at and additional retailer websites. The products were also sold at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Dollar General, Target, Home Depot, BJ’s, Kroger, Dollar Tree, Lowe’s, Publix, and other major retailers nationwide. Clorox produced approximately 37 million recalled products in that period.

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

The recall covers the following list of products with date codes beginning with the prefix “A4” and followed by a five-digit number less than 22249. The products are sold in bottles of 28, 48, 60, 100, 144, and 175 fluid ounces:

  • 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
  • Clorox® Professional™ Pine-Sol® Lemon Fresh Cleaners.

Original Pine-Sol® (Pine scent) is NOT included in this recall.

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