Name of product:
Dry carpet cleaners

The dry carpet cleaning powder can contain harmful bacteria. Exposure to bacteria poses a risk of respiratory and other infections in immunocompromised individuals. Consumers with healthy immune systems are generally not affected by the bacteria.

Recall date:
November 23, 2016
About 550,000
Consumer Contact:

Milliken toll-free at 888-770-7142 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Capture Carpet and Rug Dry Cleaner has issued a Recall” at the top of the page or at and click on “Carpet Cleaner Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar brands of dry carpet cleaners. The powder can be sprinkled on carpets and rugs to clean and deodorize them. The dry carpet cleaner was sold in various sizes and lot numbers. The lot number is printed on stickers on each container marked with a letter followed by the five-digit lot number. Capture and Resista brand dry carpet cleaners were sold individually and as part of a cleaning kit including a pre-mist spray and a brush.

Brand Name

Lot Numbers


Arm & Hammer

15317, 16004, 16020, 16039, 16067, 16095, 16119, 56610, 59962, 56832, 56823

Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Dry Carpet Cleaner, 18 oz.


15194 through 15365 16001 through 16237

56596, 56608, 56694, 56780, 56786, 56842

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 8 lb. pail

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 4 lb.

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 4 lb. pail

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 2.5 lb.

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 2.5 lb. pail

Capture Carpet & Rug Total Care Kit, 1 lb.

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 1 lb.


Healthy Home

16118, 16138

Healthy Home Pet Carpet Dry Cleaner, 1 lb.


15215, 15216, 15257, 15292, 15338, 16013, 16055, 16088, 16117, 16167, 16168, 56667, 56668, 56728, 56729

Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaner, 9 lb. pail

Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaner , 4 lb. pail


15230, 16077, 16081, 56632

Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaning Kit, 4 lb.

Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaner, 4 lb.


16119, 16139

Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 1 lb.  

Riccar Pet Dry Carpet Cleaner, 4 lb.



Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dry carpet cleaner and contact Milliken to receive a free replacement.


None reported

Sold At:

Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Oreck, Walmart and specialty carpet and vacuum stores nationwide from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $5 and $40 for the individual bottles or between $20 and $50 for a kit.


Milliken & Company, of Spartanburg, S.C.

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Recall number:
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.