Soap recalled for bacterial contamination

washing dishes Pixabay 315x210 Soap recalled for bacterial contaminationDr. Brown’s Natural Bottle & Dish Soap is under voluntary recall for possible contamination. That’s right: The cleaning agent is being recalled for potentially containing harmful bacteria that poses health risks.

Didn’t think that it was possible for soap to contain bacteria? National Public Radio reports that all soap, even antibacterial soap, can contain bacteria. It’s all about trying to keep the bacteria at bay using antimicrobial agents to keep their numbers small. However, as the Dr. Brown’s recall suggests, bacteria can become unruly.

Dr. Brown’s Natural Bottle & Dish Soap, manufactured by Greenblenz of Auburn Hills, Michigan, and distributed by Handi-Craft Co. of St. Louis, could contain bacteria that “poses a risk of respiratory and other infections in immunocompromised individuals,” according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall alert. No injuries tied to the product have been reported.

The soap was sold in two sizes: a clear plastic 16-ounce bottle with a pump and a 4-ounce clear squeeze bottle. The soap may also come with a bottle brush in some instances. It was sold from September 2016 through June 2017 for between $3 and $7 at 4 Our Little Ones, Babies R’ Us, Bebeang, Buy Buy Baby, Drugland Pharmacy, Family First Pharmacy, Global Nutrition Trading, Macro and Turquoise stores nationwide and online at An estimated 23,000 bottles of soap are affected by the recall.

Consumers who have purchased the soap should immediately stop using it and boil or sanitize in the dishwasher any bottles or dishes cleaned with it. Call Handi-Craft at 877-962-2525 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Recall Information” for a replacement bottle or more information.