A popular manufacturer of home care and personal care products, method, has issued a voluntary recall of a specific lot number of 12 ounce gel hand wash in sweet water fragrance.
In a release dated Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, method assured customers the only product affected is the 12 oz method gel hand wash in sweet water fragrance, which was sold in Home Depot and Walmart stores.
Only one lot number of this product is being recovered in Canada, method said in the release.
“During a routine quality check, we discovered a specific lot number of this product contains a naturally occurring bacterium, Pseudomonas bacteria, that is commonly found in soil and water,” read the release. “While this bacterium rarely causes harm to healthy individuals, there is a risk of infection for individuals with a compromised immune system. We take any risk very seriously, so we’re voluntarily recovering these bottles from retailers and consumers.”
Consumers who purchased this product (see picture above) beginning in mid-October at either Home Depot or Walmart should visit www.methodhsrecovery.com, and enter in the product lot number found on the bottle. According to method, this will determine whether that product is part of recovery, and if it is, consumers can learn more about disposal and how to receive a full value refund.
According to method, consumers can continue to use all other method products, including sweet water hand wash refills, with confidence according to label instructions.