South Carolina based Miliken recalls Dry Carpet Cleaners due to harmful bacteria

Posted by on January 5, 2017 2:49 am
Categories: Business

Festus iyorah – Fourth Estate Contributor

Spartanburg, SC, United States (4E) – Miliken is recalling about 3,616 units of Dry Carpet Cleaners because they contain harmful bacteria.

“The dry carpet cleaning powder can contain harmful bacteria. Exposure to bacteria poses a risk of respiratory and other infections in immunocompromised individuals,” Miliken said in a recall notice.

This recall involves Capture, Arm & Hammer and Resista brands of dry carpet cleaners. The powder can be sprinkled on carpets and rugs to clean and deodorize them.

The dry carpet cleaner was sold in various sizes and lot numbers. The lot number is printed on stickers on each container marked with a letter followed by the five-digit lot number..

The recalling firm has received no reports of illnesses or injuries in Canada.

The recalled products were sold from Jul. 2015 through Sept. 2016. About 3,616 units of the affected products were sold in Canada through various retailers.

The recalling firm advises consumers to stop using the recalled dry carpet cleaner and contact Milliken to receive a free replacement.

Consumers may contact Milliken toll-free at 888-770-7142 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online and click on “Capture Carpet and Rug Dry Cleaner has issued a Recall” at the top of the page and click on “Carpet Cleaner Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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