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Six Brands of Dry Carpet Cleaning Powder Recalled by Milliken Due to Risk of Exposure to Bacteria

  • Arm & Hammer dry carpet cleaner
  • Capture dry carpet cleaner
  • Healthy Home dry carpet cleaner
  • Oreck dry carpet cleaner
  • Resista dry carpet cleaner
  • Riccar dry carpet cleaner
  • Location of lot number
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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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.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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