Tide, Gain, and other brands of laundry pods recalled

Published 11:12 pm Friday, April 5, 2024

Several scents and variations of popular laundry detergents have been recalled Friday. Items were sold in national retailers across the United States.

Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods and Ariel Pods liquid laundry detergent packets packaged in flexible film bags are impacted. This recall announcement applies only to bags distributed in the United States.


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.

A refund and replacement will be offered for the nearly 8.2 million packages sold.


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


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 pg.com/bags 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.


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.


Big Lots, CVS, Family Dollar, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, and other major stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from September 2023 through present for between $5 (one 12 ct. bag) and $30 (four 39 ct. bags in a box).