Reckitt recalls AirWick air fresheners

Photo source: CPSC

The metal can may corrode or rupture, posing injury and laceration hazards

Reckitt of Parsippany, N.J., is recalling about 67,000 cans of AirWick Fresh New Day aerosol air fresheners - “Fresh Linen” and “Fresh Waters” scents.

A single batch of the aerosol air fresheners is missing a corrosion inhibitor, which can lead to corrosion and rupture of the metal can and expulsion of the contents, posing injury and laceration hazards.

Corrosion of the container may result in leakage, posing a risk of skin and eye irritation upon contact.

The firm has received five reports including two of the can leaking, two of the can rupturing and one report of the can both leaking and rupturing. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves AirWick Fresh New Day aerosol air fresheners in 8-ounce aerosol cans in “Fresh Linen” scent (blue and white can, white cap, green Airwick logo, UPC 0-62338-74734-7) and “Fresh Waters” scent (green and white can, white cap, green Airwick logo, UPC 0-62338-77002-4) with batch code B22077-NJ and date code 18/03/22.

The batch and date codes are printed on the bottom of the can, and the UPC is printed on the rear label, next to the barcode.

The air fresheners, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at grocery, mass merchandisers, hardware, home improvement, drug stores and other stores nationwide, including Dollar Tree, True Value and Cumberland Farms from March to September 2022 for about $1.25.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fresheners, wrap the can in several layers of paper, and dispose in accordance with state and local requirements. Use caution to avoid skin and eye contact if the can appears to be leaking.

Reckitt is offering consumers a voucher for a free replacement Fresh New Day aerosol air freshener.

Consumers should contact Reckitt to submit a photo of the recalled can, along with their contact information and written confirmation that they will dispose of the can to receive a voucher for a free replacement.

Consumers may contact Reckitt at (800) 228-4722 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) or online at for more information.

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