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P&G Recalls 8.2M Bags of Laundry Detergent Packets

Defective packaging presents risk of serious injury; refunds available

BETHESDA, Md. — Procter & Gamble (P&G) has voluntarily recalled about 8.2 million bags of liquid laundry detergent packets distributed in the United States, according to the company and the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The recall applies to certain lot codes of Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods and Ariel Pods packaged in flexible film bags that were manufactured between September 2023 and February 2024.

The outer packaging meant to prevent access to contents can split open near the zipper track, posing a risk of serious injury to children and other vulnerable populations if the contents of the laundry detergent packets are ingested, as well as posing a risk of skin or eye injuries.

Recalled products range from bags with 12 to 39 laundry detergent packets and include the following:

  • Ace: Ace Pods Clean Breeze, Ace Pods Spring Meadow
  • Ariel: Ariel Pods Alpine Breeze
  • Gain: 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: 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

Consumers should check to see if their bag is part of the recall by checking the lot code on their bag. These codes are found on the bottom of the package, and recalled lot codes are listed at Consumers with recalled bags can submit a photo of the recalled product, showing the lot code to participate in the recall (identified as “24-189”).

Consumers are instructed to immediately secure the recalled bags out of sight and reach of children and contact P&G for a full refund and a free replacement child-resistant bag to store the product. Consumers can also receive a cabinet lock for securing laundry materials.

There have been no confirmed incidents or injuries directly related to the packaging defect.

The products were sold at Big Lots, CVS, Family Dollar, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, and other major stores nationwide and online at and other websites from September 2023 through present for between $5 (one 12-ct. bag) and $30 (four 39-ct. bags in a box).

Besides the dedicated webpage, consumers can contact Procter & Gamble toll-free at 833-347-5764 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern.

P&G Recalls 8.2 Million Bags of Laundry Detergent Packets

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