Recalled Product Name/Brand/ID

Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods, and Ariel Pods

Recall Product Images

  • Recalled Tide Pods
  • Recalled Gain laundry packets
  • Recalled Ace Pods
  • Recalled Ariel laundry packets

Potential Risks or Issues

  • The outer packaging 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.
  • Potential 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.

Has Anyone Been Injured?

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.

About the Recall

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.

Where to Find Unique Identification of this Product

Consumers should check the lot code on their bag to determine if it is part of the recall. Recalled lot codes will be listed at and can be found on the bottom of the package.

How Many Units Are Affected?

About 8.2 million units are affected by this recall. Additionally, approximately 56,741 units were sold in Canada.

Affected Batch/Date Range

The recalled products were manufactured between September 2023 and February 2024.

Who is the Distributor(s)?

The products were distributed by The Procter & Gamble Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Places Where Recalled Product was Sold

The recalled products were sold at major stores nationwide and online at various retailers such as Big Lots, CVS, Family Dollar, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, and from September 2023 through the present.

Where was This Manufactured?

The recalled products were manufactured in the United States.

Actions for Consumers

Consumers should immediately secure the recalled bags out of sight and reach of children. They are advised to 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 the lot code on their bag to determine if it is part of the recall.

Remedy Process

Consumers with recalled bags can submit a photo of the recalled product, showing the lot code, to participate in the recall. They can contact Procter & Gamble toll-free at 833-347-5764 or visit for more information and to initiate the refund and replacement process.

Additional Information

For more information about the recall and to stay updated, consumers can visit the official recall announcement at

Regulatory Compliance

The recall is being conducted in compliance with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

How Can I Protect Myself From Falling Victim?

To protect yourself and others from the potential risks associated with the recalled laundry detergent packets, it is important to immediately secure the bags out of reach of children. Follow the instructions provided by Procter & Gamble for refund and replacement, and ensure proper storage of the product in a child-resistant bag.

Final Thought

This recall emphasizes the importance of ensuring the safety of household cleaning products, especially those that can pose a risk to children and vulnerable populations. Consumers should always be vigilant and take immediate action when a recall is announced to prevent potential injuries or accidents.