Carpet Cleaner Brands Recalled for Bacteria Contamination

Carpet Cleaner Brands Recalled for Bacteria Contamination

Hi Folks,

I ran across this warning by accident today but it looks like it is probably still relevant to us immune compromised folk. Several brands of dry carpet cleaner have been recalled because they can contain harmful bacteria, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The brands impacted are: Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar.

The powder in these cleaners is meant to be sprinkled on carpets and rugs to clean and deodorize them, and may contain bacteria that causes respiratory infections. The CPSC says people with healthy immune systems generally don't have to worry, but immunocompromised people could become ill.

The cleaning products were sold at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Oreck, and specialty carpet and vacuum stores across the country from July 2015 through September 2016. The link below contains the original article and a full list of the brands, lot numbers and product names impacted:

The article ends by recommending that if you have any of these in your cupboards, you should stop using it immediately. The warning is dated Nov 28th, 2016 so I assume there should be none of these products still sitting on shelves in shops.

Take care

Kevin - Essex, UK

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  • Thanks Kevin! And what a beautiful picture you posted!

  • The photograph was taken in Newton Dee Village in Bieldside, near Aberdeen in

    Scotland. It truly is a beautiful place to visit.

    Best wishes

    Kevin - Essex, UK

  • Thanks Kevin I do usually use the dry powder carpet cleaners and wondered if they were safe.

  • Thank you, Kevin! The friend whose dogs i sit with 3 days a week, uses something that may be one of these. I need to let her know about this.

  • Wonderful photo... the extent of my carpets is a bath mat.

    Hard surfaces only for would not believe the difference.


  • Me too Chris!


  • Me three!

  • Thank you Chris. I will tell my daughter about this problem as she has cancer also.


  • Ty for info and I love this pix. Thanks for sharing

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