Recall – 8.2 Million Defective Bags of Procter & Gamble Tide, Gain, Ace and Ariel Laundry Detergent Packets

The CPSC, along with The Procter & Gamble Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio have announced a recall of about 8.2 million Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods, and Ariel Pods liquid laundry detergent packets packaged in flexible film bags. This recall announcement applies only to bags distributed in the United States.

Recalled Tide Pods

Recalled Tide Pods

The outer packaging meant to prevent access to the 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. Ingestion of a large quantity of any surfactant-containing household cleaning products can cause death among individuals with underlying health issues.

Recalled Gain laundry packets

Recalled Gain laundry packets

No confirmed cases directly relating to this packaging defect. The firm has received four reports of children in the United States accessing the liquid laundry packets, three of which reported ingestion during the time period that the recalled lots were sold, but it is not known if these laundry packets came from recalled bags.

Recalled Ace Pods

Recalled Ace Pods

This recall involves certain lot codes of Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods, and Ariel Pods liquid laundry detergent packets packaged in flexible film bags that were manufactured between September 2023 and February 2024. Recalled products range from bags with 12 to 39 laundry detergent packets and include the following:

Gain Flings Original Tide Simply Pods Plus Oxi Boost
Gain Flings Moonlight Breeze Scent Tide Pods Clean Breeze Scent
Gain Flings Blissful Breeze Scent Tide Pods Free & Gentle
Gain Flings Spring Daydream Scent Tide Pods Oxi
Gain Flings Plus Ultra Oxi Tide Pods Ultra Oxi
Gain Flings Plus Odor Defense Ace Pods Clean Breeze
Tide Pods Original Ace Pods Spring Meadow
Tide Pods Spring Meadow Scent Ariel Pods Alpine Breeze
Tide Pods Light

The CPSC is asking consumers to secure the recalled bags out of sight and reach of children and contact Procter & Gamble toll-free at 833-347-5764 from Monday through Friday, 9 AM ET to 6 PM ET, Saturday, 9 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET, or online at 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.

Consumers should check to see if their bag is part of the recall by checking the lot code on their bag. Recalled lot codes will be listed at and are found on the bottom of the package. Consumers with recalled bags can submit a photo of the recalled product, showing the lot code to participate in the recall.

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