Procter & Gamble Is Recalling 8.2 Million Defective Bags of Laundry Detergent Pods, Including Tide Pods and Gain Flings

Updated: Apr. 05, 2024

This recall affects at least 17 types of laundry pods. Here's a full list of the products to look out for.

This recall is a must-read if you buy laundry detergent pods. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has shared a recall from Procter & Gamble that affects its popular laundry detergent packets, aka Tide Pods and Gain Flings.

Here’s what to know before your next load of laundry.

What laundry detergent is being recalled?

The recall is for Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods and Ariel Pods liquid laundry detergent packets packaged in flexible film bags. Recalled bags have 12 to 39 laundry detergent packets and include the following products:
Tide Recall Productsvia

Tide recall

  • Tide Pods Original
  • Tide Pods Spring Meadow Scent
  • Tide Pods Light
  • Tide Simply Pods Plus Oxi Boost
  • Tide Pods Clean Breeze Scent
  • Tide Pods Free & Gentle
  • Tide Pods Oxi
  • Tide Pods Ultra Oxi

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Gain recall

  • Gain Flings Original
  • Gain Flings Moonlight Breeze Scent
  • Gain Flings Blissful Breeze Scent
  • Gain Flings Spring Daydream Scent
  • Gain Flings Plus Ultra Oxi
  • Gain Flings Plus Odor Defense

Ace Recall Productsvia

Other brands

  • Ace Pods Clean Breeze
  • Ace Pods Spring Meadow
  • Ariel Pods Alpine Breeze

Ariel Recall Productsvia

This recall affects only laundry detergent pods sold in bags. The products in hard plastic tubs are fine.

Why is Procter & Gamble recalling detergent pods?

P&G says the packaging can split open near the zipper track, posing a risk of injury to children and vulnerable adults if they accidentally eat the laundry detergent packets. It happens—so far, four curious kids have accessed the liquid laundry packets, three of which reported ingestion.

How do I know if I bought recalled pods?

To see if your specific Tide, Gain, Ace or Ariel bag is part of the recall, check the lot code on the bottom of the bag. Recalled lot codes will be listed at

The recalled P&G detergent has been sold at Big Lots, CVS, Family Dollar, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart and other major chains, plus on Amazon and other websites. You could’ve purchased the product any time from September 2023 through today.

What should I do next?

The laundry detergent itself is still safe to use, but store the bags out of sight and reach of kids. If you have a Tide Pods or Gain Flings tub handy, transfer the packets to that tub. Then, contact Procter & Gamble via for a full refund and a child-resistant bag to store the product.