Los Angeles, CA (October 23, 2021) – Walmart is recalling an essential oil-infused aroma spray after tests conducted by the CDC revealed that the bottle’s contents contain a rare and hazardous bacterium.
The company is recalling approximately 3,900 bottles of the following room sprays (source: CPSC):
- 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 Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Sandalwood and Vanilla
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they have been investigating a cluster of four cases of melioidosis in the U.S., including two deaths. Cases were reported in Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, and Georgia. It is said that they included a child fatality.
Melioidosis is typically found in tropical climates, including Southeast Asia, frequently reported in other parts of Central Asia. The disease is difficult to diagnose due to its rarity and its ability to infect any organ despite often being mistaken for other diseases like tuberculosis or pneumonia.
The CDC advised people to “Double bag the bottle in clean, clear zip-top resealable bags and place in a small cardboard box. Return the bagged and boxed product to a Walmart store,”
According to the retailer, Walmart customers who return their products will receive $20 gift cards upon return.
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