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RECALL ALERT: Several Pet-Branded Carpet Cleaning Powders Recalled

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Several brands and Lot numbers of dry carpet cleaning powders, many marketed specifically to pet owners, have been recalled due to the risk of exposure to harmful bacteria. The 6 brands recalled include Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar brands, sold at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Oreck, Walmart and other specialty carpet and vacuum stores nationwide from July 2015 through September 2016.

The dry carpet cleaning powder involved in this recall can contain harmful bacteria. Exposure to bacteria poses a risk of respiratory and other infections in immunocompromised individuals. Consumers with healthy immune systems are generally not affected by the bacteria.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dry carpet cleaner and follow the registration process explained below to receive a free replacement.

If you have an affected product, please go to http://www.recallrtr.com/drycarpetcleaner/ and follow the instructions on How to Register your Product. If you have questions or need help with the registration process, call 1-888-770-7142 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

Units: About 550,167

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Description: This recall involves Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar brands of dry carpet cleaners. The powder can be sprinkled on carpets and rugs to clean and odorize them. The dry carpet cleaner was sold in various sizes and lot numbers. The lot number is printed on stickers on each container marked with a letter followed by the five-digit lot number. Capture and Resista brand dry carpet cleaners were sold individually and as part of a cleaning kit that includes a pre-mist spray and a brush.

Brand Name Lot Numbers Description
Arm & Hammer 15317, 16004, 16020,
16039, 16067, 16095,
16119, 56610, 59962,
56832, 56823
Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Dry Carpet Cleaner, 18 oz.
Capture 15194 through 15365,
16001 through 16237,
56596, 56608, 56694,
56780, 56786, 56842
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 8 lb. pail
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 4 lb.
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 4 lb. pail
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 2.5 lb.
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 2.5 lb. pail
Capture Carpet & Rug Total Care Kit, 1 lb.
Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 1 lb.
Healthy Home 16118, 16138 Healthy Home Pet Carpet Dry Cleaner, 1 lb.
Oreck 15215, 15216, 15257,
15292, 15338, 16013,
16055, 16088, 16117,
16167, 16168, 56667,
56668, 56728, 56729
Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaner, 9 lb. pail
Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaner, 4 lb. pail
Resista 15230, 16077, 16081,
56632
Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaning Kit, 4 lb.
Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaner, 4 lb.
Riccar 16119, 16139 Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 1 lb.
Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 4 lb.

No injuries or illness have been reported as a result of using recalled product.

Recalled product was sold at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Oreck, Walmart and other specialty carpet and vacuum stores nationwide from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $7 and $39 for the individual pails or $19 and $49 for the kits.

Manufacturer: Milliken & Company, of Spartanburg, S.C.

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