Essential oil recall. 2 deaths under investigation.


4 people contaminated. 2 are dead, including a child. All in different states, but linked to a product you can buy at Walmart:  Essential oil for aromatherapy, from India.

Investigators found a  rare and deadly bacteria called Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes melioidosis, in a bottle of Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray. It’s available in 6 scents. The bacteria was found in the Lavender and Chamomile scent, but investigation is on going to find out if other scents can also be contaminated. 

Walmart issued a recall of 3900 units of the product. The aromatherapy room spray was sold at about 55 Walmart stores nationwide and online at from February 2021 through October 2021 for about $4.

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