Clorox Issues Pine-Sol Recall

October 28, 2022

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Clorox Co., parent company of CloroxPro™ recently recalled the following Pine-Sol® brand products due to the risk of exposure to bacteria:

  • Pine-Sol Scented Multi-Surface Cleaners in Lavender Clean®, Sparkling Wave®, and Lemon Fresh scents
  • CloroxPro Pine-Sol All Purpose Cleaners in Lavender Clean, Sparkling Wave, Lemon Fresh, and Orange Energy® scents
  • Clorox Professional™ Pine-Sol Lemon Fresh Cleaners. 

The Original Pine-Sol (pine scent) product is not included in this recall.

The products, recalled on October 25, 2022, might contain bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an environmental organism found widely in soil and water. People with weakened immune systems or external medical devices who are exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa face a risk of serious infection that could require medical treatment. The bacteria can enter the body if inhaled, through the eyes, or through a break in the skin. People with healthy immune systems are usually not affected by the bacteria. As of October 28, no incidents or injuries had yet been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the listed Pine-Sol products that have date codes printed on the bottle beginning with “A4” and the first five digits numbered less than 22249, which represents products produced prior to September 2022.

Clorox is offering refunds for the recalled products. Consumers should take pictures of the 12-digit UPC code and the date code, dispose of the product in its container via regular trash, and contact the company for a full refund of the purchase price with receipt or of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price without receipt. For more information, contact the company toll-free at (855) 378-4982, by email at [email protected], or online at and (click on “Recall Information”).

In a recent video on the subject, Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, Senior Director Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner talked with ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross about the importance of the recall.  “This recall…is the right thing to do. It’s to safeguard people’s health and wellbeing,” he said.

They also discussed more information about the bacteria itself and visually demonstrated how to correctly identify recalled products by using the UPC barcode and date code. Learn what you need to know about the recall by watching the video below.