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Not So Fabuloso: Multipurpose Cleaners Recalled Due to Bacteria Risk

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A popular household cleaner is part of a recall, which is the opposite of Fabuloso. Millions of products of the multipurpose cleaner Fabuloso — which weren’t sold all that long ago — have the potential to develop some dangerous bacteria.

We’ll tell you which products are affected by the Fabuloso recall, what the risk is, and how to get your money back.

And if you’re looking for product recalls, we’re keeping tabs on the ones that most affect you and your household.

 

There’s a Fabuloso multipurpose cleaner recall because of a Pseudomonas bacteria risk.

bottle of fabuloso in walgreens shopping cart

Fabuloso has announced a recall for some of their multipurpose cleaners due to an issue with preservative levels during manufacturing. The cleaners have been recalled because a certain preservative was not added at the intended levels during manufacturing, which could result in bacteria growth.

In particular, there’s potential for the Pseudomonas species to appear in the products — and those bacteria can be dangerous for people with weakened immune systems or underlying lung conditions, as they can cause severe infections if inhaled, exposed through the eyes, or through a break in the skin.

 

 

Nearly 5 million bottles are affected by the Fabuloso recall.

The Fabuloso products affected by the February 2023 recall.

The voluntary recall — announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Feb. 8, 2023 — affects 4.9 million bottles of Fabuloso multipurpose cleaners produced between Dec. 14, 2022 and Jan. 23, 2023.

Don’t worry though; most of these bottles, around 3.9 million, were never even released for sale.

The ones that did make it onto shelves were sold nationwide at Amazon.com and other websites and at Dollar General, Family Dollar, The Home Depot, Sam’s Club, and Walmart, among other major retailers.

 

Check your Fabuloso cleaner to see if it’s part of the recall.

Location of the UPC and lot code information on recalled Fabuloso products.

Check the UPC (12-digit number near the barcode) and manufacturing (lot) codes (printed into the plastic of the bottle either above or below the back label) to see if your products are included in the recall.

Impacted batches have a manufacturing (lot) code where the first eight digits begin with 2348US78 through 2365US78 and 3001US78 through 3023US78. Any manufacturing (lot) code containing an “MX” is not part of the recall and is safe to use.

Recalled cleaners come in Lavender, Refreshing Lemon, Passion of Fruits, and Spring Fresh scents, and in various sizes, ranging from 16.9 ounces to 210 ounces and in both concentrated and non-concentrated formulas. And some Fabuloso Professional All Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser in Lavender and Ocean scents in 1-gallon sizes are also part of the recall.

Here are all of the affected products, with their unique identifiers:

Fabuloso Original Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Lavender Scent, 16.9 OZ + 30% Free Bonus Pack (22 FL OZ) 035000995025

  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Lavender Scent, 56 FL OZ 035000530325
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Lavender Scent, 128 FL OZ 035000530585
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Lavender Scent, 169 FL OZ 035000531223
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Lavender Scent, 210 FL OZ 035000531230
  • Fabuloso Professional All Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser, Lavender Scent, 1 GALLON 035110043074
  • Fabuloso Original Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Refreshing Lemon Scent, 16.9 OZ + 30% Free Bonus Pack (22 FL OZ) 035000995018
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Refreshing Lemon Scent, 33.8 FL OZ 035000974716
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Refreshing Lemon Scent, 56 FL OZ 035000470416
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Refreshing Lemon Scent, 128 FL OZ 035000973542
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Refreshing Lemon Scent, 169 FL OZ 035000969873
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Passion of Fruits Scent, 33.8 FL OZ 035000530981
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Passion of Fruits Scent, 56 FL OZ 035000530301
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Passion of Fruits Scent, 128 FL OZ 035000530608
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner 2X Concentrated Formula, Passion of Fruits Scent, 169 FL OZ 035000458162
  • Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaner Bleach Alternative 2X Concentrated Formula, Spring Fresh Scent, 56 FL OZ 035000530998
  • Fabuloso Professional All Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser, Ocean Scent, 1 GALLON 035110043739

 

If you have one of the affected products, you’re due a refund from Fabuloso.

If you have one of the recalled Fabuloso products, stop using it right away. The company invites affected consumers to fill out a form on their website to get either a full refund or a coupon for a new product.

You’ll need to include pictures of the UPC and manufacturing code. Don’t empty the bottle before throwing it away. If you have any questions, call 1-855-703-0166 for assistance.

 

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