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Walmart Recalls Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones Due to Rare and Dangerous Bacteria; Two Deaths Investigated 2021

Walmart is recalling approximately 3,900 bottles of better homes and gardens room spray brand essential oil-infused aromatherapy room spray containing six-scented gemstones due to the presence of rare and dangerous bacteria and the risk of serious injury and death.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tested a version of the product and determined that it contained the dangerous bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei that causes melioidosis from better homes and gardens room spray. The CDC is investigating four cases of melaoidosis in the United States, including two deaths. Cases involving child deaths have been reported in Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, and Georgia.

The CDC found the presence of these dangerous bacteria in samples taken from a bottle of Better Homes and Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Aromatherapy Room Spray at the home of a Georgia victim.

Aromatherapy Room Spray sold for about $4 at 55 Walmart stores nationwide and online at walmart.com from February 2021 to October 2021. “Better Homes and Gardens Aromatherapy” is printed on the label on the front of the 5 oz glass bottle. Aromatherapy was marketed with pump spray nozzles in the following fragrances and product numbers:

84140411420 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lavender & Chamomile

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84140411421 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lemon and Mandarin

84140411422 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lavender

84140411423 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Peppermint

84140411424 Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lime & Eucalyptus

84140411425 Better Home and Garden (BHG) Jewelry Room Spray Sandalwood and Vanilla

Walmart has stopped selling the product. The product is made in India.

According to the CDC’s guidance, consumers should:

Stop using this product immediately. Do not open the bottle. Do not throw away or discard the bottle.
Double bag the bottle in a clean, transparent zip-top resealable bag and place it in a small cardboard box. Return the packaged and packaged product to a Walmart store.
Sheets or linens that may have been stained with product can be sprayed using regular laundry detergent and then dried thoroughly in a hot dryer, if desired, bleach can be used.
Clean counters and surfaces that may have been exposed to the spray with an undiluted disinfecting detergent.
Minimize product handling and wash hands thoroughly after handling bottles or linens. Wash your hands thoroughly after removing gloves.
See CDC press releases at https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1022-aromatherapy-bacteria.html and https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/.

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cure:
Customers will also receive a $20 Walmart Gift Card upon return.

Pursuant to CDC recommendations, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled room spray, double-pack the bottle in a clean, transparent zip-top resealable bag, place it in a small cardboard box, and return it to a Walmart store for a full refund. Do not open the bottle. Do not throw away or discard the bottle.

Follow the CDC guidelines below when handling products or cleaning contaminated surfaces.

Accident/Injury:
The CDC is investigating four cases of melaoidosis in the United States, including two deaths. Cases involving child deaths have been reported in Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, and Georgia.

Aromatherapy Room Spray sold for about $4 at 55 Walmart stores nationwide and online at walmart.com from February 2021 to October 2021.

Country of manufacture:
India
Recovery number:
22-007

source : cpsc.gov