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Clorox has issued a recall on select Pine-Sol products due to the possible presence of harmful bacteria, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recalled products may include the bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which poses a particular risk to those with weakened immune systems as it can cause serious infections in the blood and lungs.
The recalled products are as follows:
- Pine-Sol Scented Multi-Surface Cleaner 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
The recall is in effect for the aforementioned products produced between January 2021 and September 2022. The production code of your Pine-Sol cleaner can be found on the bottle. A full list of codes and dates of recalled products, as well as reimbursement information, can be found on Pine-Sol’s recall site.
It’s important to find an alternative option to clean the surfaces of your home to protect yourself and your family from the spread of germs. Areas to give particular attention to include high-touch surfaces like light switches, doorknobs and countertops. For effective cleaning, always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Whether you need an all-purpose or multi-surface cleaner, here are some alternative products that can serve as replacements for your recalled Pine-Sol.
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If you need a cleaner to replace your CloroxPro Pine-Sol All-Purpose Cleaner or your Clorox Professional Pine-Sol Lemon Fresh Cleaner, suitable alternatives are Lysol’s All-Purpose Cleaner or Mrs. Meyer’s All-Purpose Cleaner Spray.
Lysol is a trusted brand when it comes to all things disinfectant and this can be seen in the excellent rating of its all-purpose cleaner. Reviewers love its strength, saying that it can be used as a powerful spot cleaner.
Mrs. Meyer’s All-Purpose Cleaner Spray is convenient to use thanks to its spray bottle design. When we tested it, we found its basil scent to be pleasant, but not overbearing like some other cleaners. The formula is 97% bio-based, which is sure to make it a favorite for those who prefer more environmentally-friendly products.
For an equivalent to the Pine-Sol Scented Multi-Surface Cleaner, we recommend Pledge’s Antibacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner Spray. This multi-purpose cleaner safely and effectively cleans a variety of hard surfaces such as electronics, mirrors, sealed granite, sealed marble, sealed wood and stainless steel. Reviewers note that the citrus smell isn’t overwhelming, and they love the convenience of having one spray to clean everything.
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