Six brands of carpet cleaning powder recalled due to possible bacteria


COLUMBUS (WHTM) — Six brands of dry carpet cleaning powder are being recalled for possibly containing harmful bacteria.

Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar brands are affected.  The powder can be sprinkled on carpets and rugs to clean and deodorize. 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 including a pre-mist spray and a brush.

The powder was sold at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Oreck, Walmart and specialty carpet and vacuum stores nationwide from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $5 and $40 for the individual bottles or between $20 and $50 for a kit.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dry carpet cleaner and contact Milliken to receive a free replacement.

Brand NameLot NumbersDescription
Arm & Hammer15317, 16004, 16020, 16039, 16067, 16095, 16119, 56610, 59962, 56832, 56823Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Dry Carpet Cleaner, 18 oz.
Capture15194 through 15365 16001 through 1623756596, 56608, 56694, 56780, 56786, 56842Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 8 lb. pailCapture 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 Home16118, 16138Healthy Home Pet Carpet Dry Cleaner, 1 lb.
Oreck15215, 15216, 15257, 15292, 15338, 16013, 16055, 16088, 16117, 16167, 16168, 56667, 56668, 56728, 56729Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaner, 9 lb. pailOreck Dry Carpet Cleaner , 4 lb. pail
Resista15230, 16077, 16081, 56632Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaning Kit, 4 lb.Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaner, 4 lb.
Riccar16119, 16139Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 1 lb.Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 4 lb.

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