Proctor & Gamble, the company behind popular laundry companies like Tide and Gain has issued a rather large recall impacting all U.S. states, including Iowa. It's worth noting that if you have young children, or pets at home, this may be an especially important recall.

Why P&G has recalled so many products

This recall, first issued on April 5, impacted 8.2 million products sold in the United States. Customers who purchased any of the recalled items should return and replace them with non-defective products.

The items impacted by the recall include Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods, and Ariel Pods liquid laundry detergent packets. All of these are packaged in flexible film bags. The recall is because the outer packing designed to prevent access to the contents inside can split open. As a result, those who don't understand the danger of consuming the contents could get the chemicals in their eyes or mouth and get sick.

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash
Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

Products impacted by the recall

The specific items that were recalled are the items listed below, manufactured between September 2023 and February 2024:

  • Gain Flings Original
  • Gain Flings Moonlight Breeze Scent
  • Gain Flings Blissful Breeze Scent
  • Gain Flings Spring Daydream Scen
  • Gain Flings Plus Ultra Oxi
  • Gain Flings Plus Odor Defense
  • Tide Pods Original
  • Tide Pods Spring Meadow Scent
  • Tide Pods Light
  • Tide Simply Pods Plus Oxi Boost
  • Tide Pods Clean Breeze Scent
  • Tide Pods Free & Gentle
  • Tide Pods Oxi
  • Tide Pods Ultra Oxi
  • Ace Pods Clean Breeze
  • Ace Pods Spring Meadow
  • Ariel Pods Alpine Breeze
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The products above are sold at many Iowa retailers, and on Amazon. Thus far there have been no confirmed cases of illness or death directly relating to the issue that created the need for the recall. Thank you to our sister site in Michigan for the heads-up on this story.

If you have questions about the recall, you are encouraged to call Procter & Gamble toll-free at 833-347-5764.

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