Better Homes & Gardens Aromatherapy Oil Spray
Exposure Linked to Melioidosis
Six scents from a line of Better Homes & Gardens essential oil aromatherapy room sprays sold at Walmart have been linked to meliondosis, a serious and potentially life-threatening infection.
If you or a loved one was exposed to any of these sprays and subsequently were diagnosed with meliodosis or other serious infections, you may qualify to participate in the Walmart Aromatherapy Room Spray Lawsuit.
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The following six (6) products were recalled:
Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of individuals who suffered injuries resulting from Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones sold at Walmart.
Yes. Walmart issued a recall of 6 Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones products after the company received reports of serious injury & death resulting from exposure to these room sprays.
Yes. Better Home & Garden essential oil aromatherapy room sprays sold at Walmart have been linked to a dangerous, potentially life threatening infection called Melioidosis.
An aromatherapy spray sold at dozens of Walmarts across the country and online has been linked to multiple serious infections and at least two deaths of consumers, one of the deaths being a child.
The product, Better Homes and Gardens Lavender and Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones, has been found by investigators to be the cause of melioidosis infections.
After investigating the four cases and two deaths from melioidosis, the CDC brought the Better Homes and Gardens room spray in for laboratory testing.
The CDC later identified that the same bacteria which infected the four people with melioidosis was found in the aromatherapy spray.
The spray was produced in India, and the genetic make-up of the bacteria that infected the consumers is similar to strains found in the country and region.
Melioidosis is a disease most prominently found in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia caused by a bacterium called Burkholderia pseudomallei. People generally catch the disease from contact with contaminated soil or water, either through inhalation/ingestion or by skin contact.
There are several types of melioidosis infections with varying symptoms. The emergence of symptoms from the time of exposure to the bacterium may range from one day to several years, but most infections begin to show themselves after two to four weeks.
Different infection types and their symptoms are listed:
Once diagnosed, melioidosis can be treated with specific methods and medications. Treatment generally starts with intravenous antimicrobial therapy for a minimum of 2 weeks (up to 8 weeks depending on extent of infection), followed by 3–6 months of oral antimicrobial therapy (regimented pills).
Walmart has put out a recall on all Better Homes and Gardens room sprays, regardless of fragrance. This recall affects around 4,000 products. The room spray was sold at 55 different Walmarts and on Walmart’s online store.
If you did purchase the product, you are urged by Walmart and the CDC to:
TorHoerman Law is currently investigating the facts surrounding the chemical exposure injuries caused by the essential oil room spray sold at Walmart and may be filing a Walmart aromatherapy room spray lawsuit on behalf of individuals who suffered injuries as a result of the product.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to this product and want to learn more about potential legal action, contact TorHoerman Law today for a free, no-obligation case consultation with a chemical exposure
If you used a Walmart/Better Homes and Gardens Aromatherapy Spray and have a documented diagnosis of melioidosis, contact TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation consultation. TorHoerman Law’s toxic tort legal team is currently investigating this product and its reportedly related illness, and seeing whether lawsuits are viable.
“CDC Identifies Rare Bacteria in Aromatherapy Product.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Media Relations, 22 Oct. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1022-aromatherapy-bacteria.html.
Frankel, Todd C. “Mysterious Fatal Infections Tied to Room Spray Sold at Walmart.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 22 Oct. 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/22/fatal-infections-aromatherapy/.
“Melioidosis.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 Oct. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/melioidosis/index.html.
“Walmart Recalls Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones Due to Rare and Dangerous Bacteria; Two Deaths Investigated.” U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 22 Oct. 2021, https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Walmart-Recalls-Better-Homes-and-Gardens-Essential-Oil-Infused-Aromatherapy-Room-Spray-with-Gemstones-Due-to-Rare-and-Dangerous-Bacteria-Two-Deaths-Investigated.
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