Bacteria contaminated Pine-Sol recall in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Ontario

Published December 2, 2022 at 2:19 pm

Pine-Sol recall

Bacteria contamination has led to a Pine-Sol recall in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and across Canada due to bacteria contamination.

Health Canada says some Pine-Sol scented cleaners are being pulled off shelves due to bacteria which can cause serious infection in people with weakened immune systems or external medical devices.

The Pine-Sol recall applies to multi-surface cleaners in the scents “lavender clean,” “lemon fresh” and “mandarin sunrise.”

Products with date codes that begin with the prefix “A4” and are less than 222490000 are included in this recall. The date code number can be found on the bottle between the label and cap.

“Immediately stop using the recalled product, dispose of the product in its container or by pouring it down the toilet or drain and contact The Clorox Company for a refund,” Health Canada said.

Pine-Sol Original and products with the “rainforest dew” and “spring blossom” scents are not included in this recall.

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Health Canada says the bacteria can enter the body through the eyes, if inhaled, or through a break in the skin. People with healthy immune systems aren’t usually affected by the bacteria, and Clorox has not received any reports of incidents or illness in Canada as of Oct. 26.

Anyone who purchased the recalled products can contact The Clorox Company toll-free at 855-378-4982 or visit online at for a full refund.

For more information on the recall click here.

With files from The Canadian Press

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