Consumer product recall

Milliken recalls Dry Carpet Cleaners

Starting date:
December 28, 2016
Posting date:
December 28, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Capture, Arm & Hammer and Resista Brands of Dry Carpet Cleaner

Product description

This recall involves Capture, Arm & Hammer and Resista 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 Description

15194 through


16001 through


56596, 56608, 56694,

56780, 56786, 56842

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 4 LB Pail

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Pail, 2.5 LB

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 8 LB Pail

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaner, 1 LB

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 2.5 LB

Capture Carpet & Rug Dry Cleaning Kit, 4 LB

Capture Carpet & Rug Total Care Kit, 1 LB

Arm & Hammer

15317, 16004, 16020, 16039, 16067,

16095, 16119, 56610, 59962, 56832,


Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Dry Carpet Cleaner, 18 oz

15230, 16077,

16081, 56632

Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaning Kit, 4 LB

Resista Dry Carpet & Rug Cleaner, 4 LB

Hazard identified

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.

As of December 21, 2016 Milliken & Company has received no reports of illnesses or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 3,616 units of the affected products were sold in Canada through various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2015 through September 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.



Milliken & Company


South Carolina


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What you should do

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

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

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.