Six brands of carpet cleaning powder recalled due to possible bacteria

COLUMBUS (WHTM) — Six brands of dry carpet cleaning powder are being recalled for possibly containing harmful bacteria.

Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar brands are affected.  The powder can be sprinkled on carpets and rugs to clean and deodorize. 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 powder was 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.

Brand Name Lot Numbers Description
Arm & Hammer 15317, 16004, 16020, 16039, 16067, 16095, 16119, 56610, 59962, 56832, 56823 Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Dry Carpet Cleaner, 18 oz.
Capture 15194 through 15365 16001 through 1623756596, 56608, 56694, 56780, 56786, 56842 Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 8 lb. pailCapture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 4 lb.

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 4 lb. pail

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 2.5 lb.

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 2.5 lb. pail

Capture Carpet & Rug Total Care Kit, 1 lb.

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 1 lb.


Healthy Home 16118, 16138 Healthy Home Pet Carpet Dry Cleaner, 1 lb.
Oreck 15215, 15216, 15257, 15292, 15338, 16013, 16055, 16088, 16117, 16167, 16168, 56667, 56668, 56728, 56729 Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaner, 9 lb. pailOreck Dry Carpet Cleaner , 4 lb. pail
Resista 15230, 16077, 16081, 56632 Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaning Kit, 4 lb.Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaner, 4 lb.
Riccar 16119, 16139 Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 1 lb.Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 4 lb. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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