About 550,000 Dry carpet cleaners have been recalled by Milliken & Company, of Spartanburg, S.C. The dry carpet cleaning powder can contain harmful bacteria. Exposure to bacteria poses a risk of respiratory and other infections in immunocompromised individuals. Consumers with healthy immune systems are generally not affected by the bacteria. This recall involves Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar 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. Capture and Resista brand dry carpet cleaners were sold individually and as part of a cleaning kit including a pre-mist spray and a brush. View table here: https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Six-Brands-of-Dry-Carpet-Cleaning-Powder-Recalled-by-Milliken
The cleaners were sold at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Oreck, Walmart and specialty carpet and vacuum stores nationwide from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $5 and $40 for the individual bottles or between $20 and $50 for a kit. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dry carpet cleaner and contact Milliken to receive a free replacement. Consumer Contact: Milliken toll-free at 888-770-7142 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.captureclean.com and click on “Capture Carpet and Rug Dry Cleaner has issued a Recall” at the top of the page or at www.milliken.com and click on “Carpet Cleaner Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information. Photos available here: https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Six-Brands-of-Dry-Carpet-Cleaning-Powder-Recalled-by-Milliken
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