Walmart recalls essential oil infused room spray due to rare fatal bacterial infection

Walmart has recalled the Better Homes and Gardens essential oil infused aromatherapy room spray with gemstones after tests showed it contained a dangerous and rare bacteria.

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2021, 8:27 PM

Updated 997 days ago

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Walmart has recalled the Better Homes and Gardens essential oil infused aromatherapy room spray with gemstones after tests showed it contained a dangerous and rare bacteria.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the bacteria, found in tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, causes melioidosis - a fatal condition that can be hard to diagnose.
The CDC says that four cases have been reported with two deaths.
The CDC hasn't confirmed the source but says that the bottle with the bacteria was found in the home of one of the infected.


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