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Laundress Recall 2022: Comprehensive List Of The Recalled Products

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Laundress Recall 2022

Recall Information

The Laundress recalls around 8 million bottles of laundry and cleaning products over possible bacterial contamination. All products manufactured by the company up to September 2022 are included in this massive recall. (1)(2)

According to the recall notice issued by the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission), the affected products can contain different species of bacteria, including the following: (1)(2)

  • Burkholderia cepacia complex
  • Klebsiella aerogenes
  • Different species of Pseudomonas

The recall was issued after the company reportedly received complaints of 11 people getting sick with Pseudomonas infections. (1)(2)

Symptoms can include: (3)

Investigations are still underway to determine the products’ connection with these complaints. (1)(2)

Initial tests to date confirmed bacteria in Laundress products, including those manufactured as far back as January 2021. (1)(2)

The CPSC explains that although these bacteria are found in nature, such as in soil and water, they pose safety concerns to people with: (1)(2)

  • Weakened immune systems
  • Underlying lung conditions
  • External medical devices

Exposure to these bacteria for these individuals can lead to serious infection risks that might require medical treatment. (1)(2)

This recall is in conjunction with the CPSC, Health Canada, and The Laundress’ parent company, Unilever.

Which Laundress Products Are Included & How To Identify Them?

Identifying Affected Products In The Laundress Recall

According to the CPSC’s recall and safety notice, the affected products include various household cleaning products, laundry detergents, and fabric conditioners. (1)(2)

All the products have “The Laundress – New York” on the label.

Lot codes for these products start with F, H, or T: (1)(2)

  • Products with lot codes beginning with “F” and the last four digits are a number 9354 or lower
  • Products with lot codes beginning with “H” and the last four digits are a number 2262 or lower
  • Products with lot codes beginning with “T” and the last four digits are a number 5264 or lower
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(Source: CPSC)

Products Affected By The Laundress Recall

Some photos of the affected products:

(Source: CPSC)
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(Source: CPSC)
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(Source: CPSC)

Here’s a comprehensive list of all the affected products in this massive Laundress recall and their respective UPCs (universal product codes): (1)

  • aden + anais fabric detergent, 32 fl oz
  • aden + anais fabric softener, 16 fl oz
  • All Purpose Bleach Alternative Packet, 0.5 fl oz
  • All Purpose Cleaning Concentrate, 2oz (UPC 858114008777)
  • All Purpose Cleaning Concentrate, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001689)
  • All Purpose Cleaning Concentrate Bulk, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001689)
  • All Purpose Cleaning Concentrate Duo, 16 fl oz x 2 units (UPC 859675001689)
  • Alpaca and Alpaca Blend Wash, 16 fl oz
  • Alpaca and Alpaca Blend Wash, 2 oz
  • Alpaca and Alpaca Blend Wash Plaquettes, 0.5 fl oz
  • Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Signature Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 642498015014)
  • Aromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy Signature Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 642498015007)
  • Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Dish Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 642498015038)
  • Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Surface Cleaner, 16 fl oz (UPC 642498015021)
  • Artisan Detergent, 16 oz (UPC 858114008623)
  • Artisan Detergent, 2 oz (UPC 858114008883)
  • Artisan Detergent, 8 oz (UPC 858114008654)
  • Autumn Cashmere Wool and Cashmere Packet, 2 fl oz
  • Autumn Cashmere Wool and Cashmere Shampoo, 16 fl oz
  • Baby Detergent, 2 oz (UPC 859675001238)
  • Baby Detergent, 32 fl oz (UPC 859675001030)
  • Baby Detergent, 32 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001030)
  • Baby Detergent Duo, 16 fl oz x 2 units (UPC 859675001030)
  • Baby Detergent Packet, 0.5 fl oz (UPC 857060005205)
  • Baby Detergent Unscented, 32 fl oz (UPC 857060005076)
  • Bean Pole Wool and Cashmere Shampoo, 16 fl oz
  • Brunello Cucinelli Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, 16 fl oz
  • Celebration Signature Detergent, 16 fl oz
  • Crate & Barrel Stain Solution, 16 fl oz
  • Crate & Barrel Wool Shampoo, 16 fl oz
  • Crate and Barrel Delicate Wash, 16 fl oz
  • Crate and Barrel Detergent, 32 fl oz
  • Crate and Barrel Detergent Packet, 0.5oz
  • Crate and Barrel Fabric Conditioner, 32 fl oz
  • Darks Detergent, 16 fl oz
  • Darks Detergent, 2 fl oz
  • Darks Detergent, 32 fl oz (UPC 859675001023)
  • Darks Detergent Bulk, 32 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001023)
  • Darks Detergent Duo, 32 fl oz (UPC 859675001023)
  • Delicate Lady Wash, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001047)
  • Delicate Lady Wash, 2 fl oz (UPC 859675001245)
  • Delicate Lady Wash, 8 fl oz (UPC 858114008692)
  • Delicate Lady Wash Packet, 0.5 fl oz
  • Delicate Wash Bulk, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001047)
  • Delicate Wash Duo, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001047)
  • Delicate Wash Mint, 16 fl oz
  • Delicate Wash Mint, 2 fl oz
  • Denim Wash, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001580)
  • Denim Wash, 2 fl oz (UPC 859675001955)
  • Denim Wash Bulk, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001580)
  • Denim Wash Packet, 0.5 fl oz (UPC 857060005212)
  • Detergent Etiquette, 16 oz
  • Detergent Lucky, 2 oz
  • Dish Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001887)
  • Dish Detergent, 8 fl oz (UPC 858114008982)
  • Dish Detergent Bulk, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001887)
  • Dish Detergent Duo, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001887)
  • Dish Detergent Paquette, 0.5 fl oz
  • Fabric Conditioner Baby, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001597)
  • Fabric Conditioner Baby, 2 fl oz
  • Fabric Conditioner‐ Baby Bulk, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001597)
  • Fabric Conditioner Baby Duo, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001597)
  • Fabric Conditioner Baby Packet, 0.5 fl oz (UPC 857060005229)
  • Fabric Conditioner Bulk, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001061)
  • Fabric Conditioner Classic, 2 fl oz
  • Fabric Conditioner Classic, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001061)
  • Fabric Conditioner Classic Duo, 16 fl oz x 2 units (UPC 859675001061)
  • Fabric Conditioner Classic Paquette, 0.5 fl oz (UPC 857060005236)
  • Fabric Conditioner Lady, 16 fl oz
  • Fabric Conditioner United Arrows Celebration, 16 fl oz
  • Frame Denim, 16 fl oz
  • Frame Denim Packet, 0.5 fl oz
  • Fresh Wash Fabric Conditioner, 16 fl oz (UPC 857060005939)
  • Fresh Wash Signature Detergent, 32 fl oz (UPC 857060005922)
  • Glass & Mirror Cleaner, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001207)
  • Glass & Mirror Cleaner, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001207)
  • Glass & Mirror Cleaner, 8 fl oz (UPC 858114008968)
  • Glass and Mirror Cleaner Duo, 16 fl oz x 2 units (UPC 859675001207)
  • Isle Detergent, 2 fl oz (UPC 858114008814)
  • Isle Detergent, 32 fl oz (UPC 857060005922)
  • Isle Signature Detergent, 32 oz x 6 units (UPC 857060005922)
  • J Crew Cashmere Wash, 2 fl oz
  • J. Crew Cashmere Wash, 16 fl oz
  • Jenni Kayne Signature Detergent, 16 fl oz
  • John Mayer Out West Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 857060005632)
  • John Mayer Out West Detergent, 2 fl oz
  • John Mayer Way Out West Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 858114008746)
  • John Mayer Way Out West, 2 fl oz (UPC 858114008760)
  • John Smedley Cotton Wash, 16 fl oz
  • John Smedley Wool Wash, 16 fl oz
  • Journelle Delicate Wash, 16 fl oz
  • Journelle Delicate Wash, 8 fl oz
  • Journelle Lingerie Wash, 1 fl oz
  • Kith Signature Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 858114008920)
  • Kith Signature Detergent, 2 oz
  • Le Labo Rose, 0.5 fl oz x 31 packets (UPC 857060005304)
  • Le Labo Rose Signature Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001696)
  • Le Labo Rose Signature Detergent, 2 fl oz (UPC 850041104096)
  • Le Labo Santal, 0.5 fl oz x 33 packets (UPC 857060005298)
  • Le Labo Santal Detergent, 2 fl oz or 16 fl oz
  • Le Labo Santal Signature Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001986)
  • Malo Cashmere Wash, 16 fl oz
  • N Peal Cashmere Wash, 16 fl oz
  • N Peal Cashmere Wash Packet, 0.5 fl oz
  • No. 10 Detergent Packet, 0.5 fl oz
  • No. 723 Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 858114008401)
  • No. 723 Detergent, 2 oz (UPC 858114008869)
  • No. 723 Detergent, 8 fl oz (UPC 858114008418)
  • No. 723 Detergent Bulk, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 858114008401)
  • No. 723 Fabric Conditioner, 16 fl oz (UPC 858114008531)
  • Number 10 Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 857060005045)
  • Number 10 Detergent, 2 oz (UPC 858114008869)
  • Number 10 Fabric Conditioner, 16 fl oz (UPC 857060005038)
  • Prince Street Signature Detergent, 16 fl oz
  • Signature Detergent, 32 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001009)
  • Signature Detergent Classic, 2 fl oz (UPC 858114008357)
  • Signature Detergent Classic, 32oz (UPC 859675001009)
  • Signature Detergent Classic, 8 fl oz (UPC 858114008678)
  • Signature Detergent Classic Packet (UPC 857060005168)
  • Signature Detergent Duo, 32 fl oz x 2 units (UPC 859675001009)
  • Signature Detergent Flex Pack, 32 oz
  • Signature Detergent Packet United Arrows, 0.5 fl oz
  • Soul Cycle grapefruit scent detergent, 16 fl oz
  • Sport Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001917)
  • Sport Detergent, 16 oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001917)
  • Sport Detergent, 2 oz (UPC 857060005052)
  • Sport Detergent Duo, 16 fl oz x 2 units (UPC 859675001917)
  • Sport Detergent Packet, 0.5 fl oz (UPC 857060005274)
  • Sport Detergent Refill Duo, 64 fl oz
  • Stain Solution, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001603)
  • Stain Solution, 2 fl oz (UPC 859675001320)
  • Stain Solution, 4 fl. oz
  • Stain Solution, 8 fl oz (UPC 858114008685)
  • Stain Solution Bulk, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001603)
  • Stain Solution Duo, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001603)
  • Stain Solution Packet, 0.5 fl oz (UPC 857060005175)
  • Summer Fridays Detergent, 16 oz (UPC 850041104065)
  • Surface Cleaner, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001719)
  • Surface Cleaner, 8 fl oz (UPC 858114008951)
  • Surface Cleaner, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001719)
  • The Laundress for J. Crew Silk Wash, 16 fl oz
  • United Arrow Stain Solution, 4 fl oz
  • United Arrow Wool Shampoo, 16 fl oz
  • Unscented Baby Detergent, 32 oz (UPC 859675001665)
  • Unscented/Fragrance‐Free Detergent, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001504)
  • Unscented/Fragrance‐Free Detergent, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001504)
  • Unscented/Fragrance‐Free Detergent, 32 fl oz (UPC 858114008838)
  • Unscented/Fragrance‐Free Detergent, 32 oz x 6 units (UPC 858114008838)
  • Whites Detergent, 16 fl oz
  • Whites Detergent, 2 fl oz
  • Whites Detergent, 32 fl oz (UPC 859675001016)
  • Whites Detergent, 32 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001016)
  • Whites Detergent Duo, 32 fl oz x units (UPC 859675001016)
  • Wool & Cashmere Packet, 0.5 fl oz (UPC 857060005199)
  • Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, 16 fl oz (UPC 859675001054)
  • Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, 16 fl oz x 6 units (UPC 859675001054)
  • Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, 2 fl oz (UPC 859675001252)
  • Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, 8 fl oz (UPC 858114008708)
  • Wool and Cashmere Packet United Arrows, 0.5 fl oz

Special kits containing some of the recalled products:

  • 723 Collection, includes Detergent (16 fl oz), Fabric Conditioner (16 fl oz), and Fabric Fresh (8 fl oz)
  • 723 Detergent and Conditioner Duo, 16 fl oz x 2 units
  • 723 Gift Set Detergent and Conditioner Boxed Gift Set
  • 723 Gift Set Detergent and Fabric Fresh Boxed Gift Set
  • All Purpose Bleach Alternative & Cleaning Concentrate Duo
  • All Purpose Cleaning Concentrate 16 fl oz with Glass Bottle
  • Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax & Forest Therapy Boxed Gift Set
  • Aromatherapy Associates Full Collection
  • Breathe Dish Detergent, 16 fl oz
  • Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Surface Cleaner & Dish Detergent Duo
  • Artisan Detergent and Candle Boxed Gift Set
  • Baby Detergent & Fabric Conditioner Duo
  • Baby Detergent & Fabric Fresh Duo
  • Best Sellers Kit
  • Bra & Underwear Care Kit
  • Brighten Up Duo
  • Clean Break Kit
  • Clean Clutch
  • Clean Collar Duo
  • Clean Kitchen Kit
  • Darks Detergent & Fabric Conditioner Duo
  • Darks Detergent & Fabric Fresh Duo
  • Delicate Kit
  • Delicate Kit Holiday Edition
  • Delicate Wash & Mesh Washing Bag Duo
  • Delicate Wash & Spray Duo
  • Denim Gift Bag
  • Denim Kit
  • Denim Wash & Fabric Fresh Classic Duo
  • Dry Clean On‐The‐Go Kit
  • Dry Cleaning Detox Kit
  • Dry Cleaning Detox Kit Holiday Edition
  • Everyday Laundry Kit
  • Falconeri Wool and Cashmere Gift Set
  • Falconeri Wool and Cashmere Gift Set
  • Fall Essentials Kit
  • Gift Set Le Labo Rose and Le Labo Santal
  • Holiday Gift Kit (UPC 850041104157)
  • Holiday Make Messes
  • Home Cleaning Best Seller Kit
  • Home Cleaning Starter Kit
  • Home Cleaning Starter Kit ‐ Holiday 2022 (UPC 850041104188)
  • Hosting Essentials Kit
  • Isle Signature Detergent and Fabric Fresh
  • John Mayer Out West Detergent and Fabric Fresh Boxed Gift
  • John Mayer Out West Detergent and Fabric Fresh Duo
  • John Mayer Way Out West Detergent and Fabric Fresh Duo
  • Kitchen Clean Duo
  • Kitchen Starter Kit
  • Laundry Bundle
  • Laundry Essentials Pack
  • Laundry Room Essentials Kit
  • Laundry Starter Kit ‐ Holiday 2022
  • Le Labo Rose and Le Labo Santal Duo
  • Little Laundress Kit
  • Make Messes Kit
  • Mini Best Sellers Kit
  • Mini Dry Clean Kit with Holiday Bar
  • Net‐A‐Porter Travel Pack
  • New Parent Kit
  • Number 10 Detergent and Conditioner Boxed Gift Set
  • Number 10 Gift Set Detergent and Conditioner Duo
  • Number 10 Kit
  • On the Spot Holiday Edition
  • On The Spot Kit (UPC 859675001542)
  • Patio Kit
  • Pet Duo
  • Pet Mess Kit
  • Pit Stain Removal
  • Saks Athleisure/Sport Kit
  • Saks Delicate Gift Set
  • Saks Detox your Home Gift Set
  • Saks Everyday Laundry Gift Set
  • Saks Grooming for Pets Gift Set
  • Saks Stain Gift Set
  • Saks The New Mom Must Have Gift
  • Saks Wool & Cashmere Gift Set
  • Scent Discovery Kit
  • Scented Vinegar & Dish Detergent Duo
  • Seasonal Whites Detergent and Fabric Conditioner Duo
  • Signature Detergent & Fabric Conditioner Duo
  • Sport Detergent & Spray Duo
  • Sport Kit
  • Spotless Kit
  • Spring Cleaning Bundle
  • Stain Removal Essentials
  • Surface Cleaner Duo
  • Surface Cleaner Flex Pack with 16 oz Glass Bottle
  • Swim Duo
  • The Clean Getaway Kit
  • The Laundress Starter Kit
  • The Laundress Welcome Kit
  • The Pit Kit
  • The Skimm Laundry Bundle
  • The Ultimate Clean Kit
  • Today Show Bundle
  • Travel Pack
  • Trial Kit
  • Ultimate Stain Solving Kit
  • Whites and Darks Duo
  • Winter Travel Trio
  • Wool & Cashmere Shampoo & Wool & Cashmere Spray Duo
  • Wool and Cashmere Kit

Shops & Stores Selling The Laundress Products

These affected products were sold between $8 and $100 through September 2022 at the following online or physical shops:

  • The Laundress shop
  • TheLaundress.com
  • Amazon.com
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Nordstrom
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Target
  • Jenni Kayne
  • Kith
  • Peruvian Connection
  • Brooklinen
  • The Container Store
  • N.Peal
  • Other websites or online and physical stores of major retailers

What To Do With The Recalled Laundress Products & How To Get A Refund

Reimbursement Process

If you have any of the products listed above, stop using them immediately.

Customers who bought on or after January 2021 can process their refund using any of these two options:

  • Photo of the lot code on the bottle with their initials and the date on the receipt or written in marker
  • Submission of their email address if purchased through TheLaundress.com

Customers who bought before January 2021 should also take a photo of the lot code on the bottle with their initials, plus the date written in marker. They can receive the following refund options:

  • With a receipt: full refund of the purchase price
  • Without a receipt: the manufacturer’s suggested retail price

After requesting the refund or reimbursement, dispose of the affected products by closing the bottles tightly and discarding them in the household trash (away from children’s reach).

Don’t empty the products before disposal.

Contact Information

You can reach The Laundress for additional information through the following channels:

  • Phone: 800-681-1915 (from 9 AM to 5 PM ET, Mondays through Fridays
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Recall website: www.TheLaundressRecall.com
  • Official website: TheLaundress.com, then click “Get Started” on the homepage

Is It Still Safe To Use The Recalled Laundress Products?

No. Bacterial contamination poses serious risks, particularly to young children and individuals with a weakened immune system. It’s not worth the risk.

It’s best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and request a refund.

Lawsuit Over Laundress Recall

After the Laundress recall was issued, a lawsuit was filed in a Northern California federal court against the brand’s parent company, Unilever, for “false, misleading and deceptive representations” because the brand is marketed as non-toxic and safe. (4)

Margaret Murphy was named as the plaintiff in this lawsuit. She reportedly claims she experienced skin infections and respiratory problems after using The Laundress products that she wouldn’t have purchased if she knew they were contaminated. (4)

The lawsuit also reportedly points out The Laundress customers’ social media posts over health concerns after using the affected products. (4)

Many parents who used The Laundress products were outraged over the recall. (4)

“At the price points we pay for these ‘luxury’ products, this is absolutely something we should never, EVER have to worry about,” an outraged mother of a 15-month-old said, “Rolling Stone” reported. (4)

The report added that other consumers alleged that they experienced varied illnesses, ranging from rashes to life-threatening septic shock, which could have been due to the contaminated products. (4)

This is an ongoing lawsuit. (4)

Laundress Recall FAQs

Does The Laundress Have Phthalates?

No. According to the brand, their products are plant-derived and don’t contain phthalates.

Is Laundress Toxic?

The plant-derived Laundress products are considered non-toxic.

According to the brand, their products are free from:

  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • Phosphates
  • Bleach
  • Allergens

However, note that the massive Laundress recall mentioned above is a serious concern. While The Laundress products are marketed as “non-toxic,” it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re safe to use now.

Is The Laundress Detergent Non-Toxic?

According to their brand, all their products, including detergents, are non-toxic.

WARNING: The products are currently being recalled. That means that though they’re non-toxic, they can be unsafe to use.

Where Is The Laundress Manufactured?

The Laundress is a subsidiary of Conopco Inc. d/b/a (doing business as) Unilever, of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Their products are manufactured in the US.

What Laundress Products Are Not Included In The Recall?

The massive Laundress recall includes all their detergents, fabric care or softeners, and household cleaning solutions, but some products aren’t affected. These include:

  • Home fragrance lines
  • Cleaning tools, such as stain brush, dish brush, laundry measuring cup (for washing machine), linen knit dish cloth, wash tub basin, and lint-free cleaning cloths

Checking For Recalled Baby Products

Unsafe products (food, toys, clothes, etc.) can cause serious injuries or even death. It’s important to monitor the latest local and world news for reports on recent recalls or safety warnings.

You can follow bookmark our articles to keep you updated:

Recent Baby Product Recalls & Safety Warnings

Official Federal Websites

  • cpsc.gov – for children’s and household products
  • fda.gov – for baby formula, food, medicine, and other baby product recall
  • recalls.gov
  • nhtsa.gov (NHTSA or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) – for vehicle and car seat recalls

REFERENCES

(1) https://www.thelaundressrecall.com/_files/ugd/b51df1_730f72b3535e49cdad3ac8f4c2d895c7.pdf

(2) https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/The-Laundress-Recalls-Laundry-Detergent-and-Household-Cleaning-Products-Due-to-Risk-of-Exposure-to-Bacteria

(3) https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infectious-diseases/symptoms-causes/syc-20351173

(4) https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/the-laundress-unilever-bacterial-infections-class-action-lawsuit-1234637537/

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