Milliken & Company of Spartanburg, S.C., is recalling about 550,000 dry carpet cleaning kits.
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.
No incidents or injuries are reported.
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.
The carpet cleaner kits, manufactured in the U.S., 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.
What to do
Consumers should immediately 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 at www.captureclean.com and click on “Capture Carpet and Rug Dry Cleaner has issued a Recall” at the top of the page or www.milliken.com and click on “Carpet Cleaner Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.