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Clorox, also known as Pine-sol, has settled its class action lawsuit filed on October 25, 2020, with a $5.5 million settlement cost regarding a recall of certain products due to contamination by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Pine-Sole, a brand owned by Clorox, offers a variety of effective cleaning products to combat tough grease and stains. Initially, the company gained popularity for its pine oil formula, but it was later removed to improve cost efficiency. Today, Pine-Sol markets itself as a flexible cleaning solution that is suitable for both general cleaning and disinfection purposes.

In 2022, Clorox and the Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a recall for some products due to contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. As a result, consumers filed a class action lawsuit against Clorox, citing harmful side effects such as chills, fever, pain, fatigue, and hypotension. Clorox denies all allegations but agrees to a $5.5 million out-of-court settlement.

The settlement Does not require proof of purchase to claim

Can I join the settlement?

Customers who bought the following products between November 2018 and November 2023 are eligible for this settlement.

  • Sparkline Wave
  • Multi-Sulface and All-Purpose Cleaners in Levender Clean
  • CloroxPro Pine-Sole
  • Lemon Fresh Scents
  • Orange Energy
  • Lemon Fresh
  • Lemon Fresh Cleaner
  • Clorox Professional Pine-Sol


To receive benefits from the settlement, class members must submit a valid claim before the deadline. Remember, only one claim per household is permitted.

Without Proof of Purchase: Each class member who does not have any proof of purchase can receive $3.57 for a maximum of two products.

With Proof of Purchase: Each class member who does have proof of purchase can get complete reimbursement for the verified amount spent on the class items. Individuals who have already received a refund for any of the class products in relation to the recall will not be compensated for the refunded items.

Settlement Website

Important Dates

  • Claim Form Deadline: February 7, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing Date: May 22, 2024
  • Objection/Exclusion Deadline: February 7, 2024