Luxury detergent products recalled in Canada over risk of bacteria exposure, 11 infections reported – CTV

Dec. 2, 2022

A slew of luxury detergent brand The Laundress products have been recalled in Canada due to the risk of bacteria exposure with as many as 11 people reporting infections, according to Health Canada.

Health Canada said in a notice Thursday the recall involves The Laundress brand laundry detergent, fabric conditioner, and household cleaning products. The affected products were sold in kits, as part of bundles and individually.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact The Laundress for reimbursement,” the national health agency warned.

The affected products may contain bacteria, including Burkholderia cepacia complex, which according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a group of bacteria commonly found in soil and water and are often resistant to common antibiotics. B. cepacia can cause severe respiratory infections, especially in people suffering from cystic fibrosis.

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