Millions of bottles of mold & mildew stain remover recalled

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The cleaning solution may spray on users, posing a risk of skin and eye irritation

Wet & Forget (USA) of Elgin, Ill., is recalling about 2.7 million bottles of Wet & Forget “Xtreme Reach” Outdoor Rapid Application Moss, Mold, Mildew & Algae Stain Remover.

The hose end nozzle clip can dislodge and allow the cleaning solution to spray on users, posing a risk of skin and eye irritation and other injuries.

The firm has received nearly 3,200 reports of dislodgement of the nozzle insert, including 157 reports of exposure to the cleaning solution and 28 reports that include complaints of skin or eye irritation.

This recall involves the nozzles on Wet & Forget “Xtreme Reach” Outdoor Mold & Mildew Stain Remover (48 oz. and 68 oz.) bottles with hose end nozzles.

The stain remover is sold in a blue plastic bottle and with UPCs 879288000077 (48 oz.) and 879288000084 (68 oz.) printed on the back of the bottle in the bottom right-hand corner of the label. “Wet & Forget” is written on the hose end nozzle.

The stain remover, manufactured in New Zealand, was sold at Ace Hardware, Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, True Value, Walmart, and other home goods stores nationwide, and online at,,, and other websites from February 2018, through November 2023, for between $30 and $35.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact the firm for a free replacement nozzle. Consumers should not resume use of the stain remover until the replacement nozzle has been installed. Once replaced, the original nozzle should be discarded.

Consumers may contact Wet & Forget toll-free at (888) 359-4623 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at for more information.

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