October 7, 1999Scrub Free Daily Shower
Cleaner and Daily Shower Spray Recalled
Greenwich, Conn (SafetyAlerts) - Benckiser Consumer Products Inc. of Greenwich,
Conn., today announced a recall affecting 230,000 bottles of its Scrub Free Daily Shower
Cleaner and Scrub Free Daily Shower Spray. The products are being recalled because
they may contain Pseudomanas Cepacia bacteria. The bacteria usually does not affect
healthy individuals, but could cause respiratory or other infections in individuals with
chronic health problems or in individuals who have impaired immune systems.
not received any report of injury associated with this bacteria and these products.
Scrub Free Daily
Shower Cleaner is sold in a clear plastic, 32- ounce spray bottle. The spray cap is white
with a purple screw cap and pull-lever. The front of the bottle shows either a picture of
a star fish or an octopus. The Scrub Free Daily Shower Spray is sold in white plastic,
32-ounce spray bottles and 64-ounce refill bottles. "Just Mist for Self-Cleaning
Action!" is written on the label. The 32-ounce spray bottles also were sold with the
refill bottles attached as a special promotion.
Supermarket, drug and
discount department stores nationwide sold the affected lots of Scrub Free Daily Shower
Cleaner and Scrub Free Daily Shower Spray from May 1999 through October 4, 1999 for about
$2 to $4.
immediately stop using Scrub Free Daily Shower Cleaner and Scrub Free Daily Shower Spray
purchased prior to October 5, 1999. Shower enclosures that have been sprayed with these
products should be washed with a diluted solution of vinegar (one part vinegar to two
parts water). Consumers should call Benckiser at (800) 286-9055 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday to receive a coupon for a free replacement bottle of any Scrub
Free product. Consumers will need to provide information from their bottle of shower
cleaner to get the coupon, and should then throw away the bottle of cleaner.
Scrub Free Daily
Shower Cleaner and Scrub Free Daily Shower Spray purchased after October 4, 1999, and
Scrub Free Mildew Remover and Scrub Free Soap Scum Remover are not included in this
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