6 brands of carpet cleaner recalled for bacteria exposure risk

(Photos: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(WAVY) — A risk of bacteria exposure has prompted the recall of six brands of dry carpet cleaner.

The recall involves about 550,000 units of cleaner under the following brand names: Arm and Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar.

These recalled units may have harmful bacteria in them, which poses a risk of respiratory and other infections in people with weak immune systems. Those with healthy immune systems are usually not affected by the bacteria.

The products under recall were sold at stores nationwide from July 2015 through September 2016.

Consumers should stop using the recalled products. Reach out to the manufacturer, Milliken, for a free replacement toll-free at 888-770-7142 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. You can also go online at www.milliken.com and click on “Carpet Cleaner Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.