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Procter & Gamble Recalls 8.2 Million Defective Bags of Tide, Gain, Ace and Ariel Laundry Detergent Packets Distributed in US Due to Risk of Serious Injury

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) today announced a voluntary packaging recall of 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.

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For information about the voluntary packaging recall visit (Photo: Business Wire)

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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.

P&G will Refund or Replace Affected Product Packages

Consumers should immediately secure the recalled bags out of sight and reach of children and contact Procter & Gamble 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 can be found on the bottom of the bag package. Consumers with recalled bags can submit a photo of the recalled product, showing the lot code, to participate in the recall.

Consumer Contact Information

Consumers can 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

Recall Details

This recall involves about 8.2 million units sold in the U.S. and about 56,741 sold in Canada of 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


There have been no confirmed cases of incidents or injuries directly relating to this packaging defect. P&G 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.

Affected packages 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).

For information on impact in Canada, please visit the Health Canada recalls page at:

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands. For other P&G news, visit us at


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