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Mildew stain remover is being recalled by WD-40 Co. due to possible skin irritation

WD-40 Recalled Due to Possible Skin IrritationThe WD-40 Co. is recalling about 130,000 bottles of WD-40 mildew stain remover.

Pressure can build up inside the bottle and cause it to fall over and leak, posing a risk of skin irritation.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall includes only the 16- and 32-ounce bottles of X-14 mildew stain remover. The recalled bottles have a lot code between 20052 O and 20127 O, which can be found on the back of the bottle.

X-14 mildew stain remover is a bathroom cleaning product used to remove mildew and stains from grout, tile, vinyl, and plastic surfaces. X-14 mildew stain remover is printed on the front of the blue plastic spray bottle.  

Bottle size

Lot code on back of bottle


16 ounce

20052 O – 20063 O


32 ounce

20062 O – 20127 O


The mildew stain remover was sold at Amazon.com, Ace Hardware, Publix, Do It Best Hardware, and other retail stores, but not sold in California stores, from March 2020 through July 2020 for between $4 and $5.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mildew stain remover and contact the WD-40 Co. for instructions on how to dispose of the product or return it to receive a full refund, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call the WD-40 Co. at 877-598-5726 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday  or visit www.x14recall.expertinquiry.com or www.x14brand.com and click on “Product Recall” at the top of the page.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.


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