According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, several different kinds of laundry detergent packages are part of a recall. The packages were sold at a variety of different stores like Walmart and CVS among others.

Due to a problem with the zipper seal on the bags, they can come apart releasing content that can be hazardous to children.

The manufacturer asks you to check your lot number, and if yours is in the recalled category you should immediately transfer the product to an airtight container that is away from children.

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Several brands are impacted and they are as follows:

Tide Pods

Gaine Laundry Packets

Ace Pods

Ariel Laundry Packets

Because the recall covers several different types of detergent under each product name, Proctor and Gamble officials are asking you to visit their website to see if your particular brand of detergent is impacted.

The recall impacts 8.2 million detergent packs and boxes. You can get a refund for your purchase and they will provide you with a free replacement child-resistant bag.

The following is a list of some of the major retailers that have sold the products being recalled:


Family Dollar


Home Depot

Sam's Club


Big Lots

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Which Specific Products Are Included in the Recall?

These are the specific products from the brands that are involved in the recall:

Gain Flings Original

Gain Flings Moonlight Breeze Scent

Gain Flings Blissful Breeze Scent

Gain Flings Spring Daydream Scent

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

Gain Pods
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What Do You Do To Get a Refund?

You can look at the bottom of your product to see what your lot code number is. You can check that number against what is listed on the Proctor and Gamble website.

If your product is one of those being recalled you will be asked to submit a photo of it that shows the lot code.

The manufacturer is also offering a lock for laundry detergent cabinet.

If you prefer to call and talk to someone, the toll-free number for Proctor and Gamble is 833-347-5764. They are available to speak to you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. Central through 5 p.m. Central and Saturday from 8 a.m. Central through 4:30 p.m. Central.

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