‘Dangerous’ laundry liquid that could burn skin pulled from stores

UK supermarkets are recalling a brand of laundry detergent over safety concerns.

Some bottles of Ecover liquid detergent may contain a dangerous level of potassium hydroxide which can cause skin burns and eye damage.

It is currently sold in Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons and Boots among other UK stores.

Worrying amounts of potassium hydroxide in the liquid have also caused the detergent to leak out of its packaging.

The bottles, which have been sold in the UK market since November 2020, will be collected from shopper’s homes.

People have been warned not to open the bottle or touch its contents.

Ecover made the announcement about it 1.5 litre zero non-bio laundry liquid.

The problem affects certain bottles bearing one of two specific batch codes – the firm has created a recall website for consumers to check whether they have an affected product.

“We strongly advise consumers not to open or use the affected product as it contains hazardous levels of potassium hydroxide.

“We will be organising collection of the bottles direct from consumers through this website, following Covid-19 protocol, as well as offering refunds and additional support.”